- Practice Areas
Disciplined. Determined. Trial Attorney.
As a Plaintiffs’ Trial Lawyer, my goal is to impart lasting change in people’s lives.
I know clients come to our firm during immensely difficult times, and I am unwavering in my determination to help them seek justice – even when powerful adversaries stand in their way. I approach cases with empathy and strive to connect with my clients so I can convey their stories to a jury in an effective and dynamic way. I also leverage my experience working with some of the nation’s leading personal injury firms to ensure they have an advocate who can level the playing field.
As an Attorney at Aldous \ Walker LLP, my practice focuses on catastrophic personal injury, including claims involving medical negligence, products liability, and sexual abuse.
Prior to attending law school, I served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year New York where I worked with fourth graders in East New York, Brooklyn to improve English and math skills, attendance, and other valuable student skillsets. I then worked at The Posse Foundation, a non-profit that partners with the top US universities and colleges to provide full scholarships to students who exhibit extraordinary leadership potential from diverse backgrounds.
While I loved my time with students, I wanted to explore my potential for effecting positive change and viewed law school as a vehicle to make a difference in people’s lives.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, I worked as an attorney at Kline & Specter, one of the country’s leading personal injury firms. I handled cases in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania involving medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, sex abuse, and more. I am licensed to practice in Pennsylvania andNew Jersey.
One of my most defining moments came in November 2021 while serving as co-counsel at a trial that garnered a $9.7 million verdict and totaled $11.6 million with prejudgment interest. The case was a malpractice action against a neurosurgeon and university hospital for a patient who suffered brain damage during surgery.
Background & Education
I grew up in Dallas, Texas and attended The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where I graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
During undergrad, I served as a student advisor for members of the Honors program, led student volunteer and fundraising efforts for a community infrastructure program in Ecuador, and lived in Honduras for a summer volunteering with first and second grade students to improve their English verbal and writing skills. I also served as a rape crisis volunteer through the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), raised funds to help children coping with a parent’s cancer diagnosis attend camp, and led an a cappella group named The Vibes that produced an EP and performed at, among other places, the Blair House and the White House.
At Penn Law, I served as a research fellow for the Youth Advocacy Project and worked as a Certified Legal Intern at the Penn Legal Assistance Office, which offers free legal services to indigent clients living in the Philadelphia area. I also served as a legal intern at renowned trial practices in Philadelphia and New York.
- American Association of Justice
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- Dallas Women Lawyers Association
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- J.D. University of Pennsylvania Law School - Law School 2019
- B.A. The George Washington University - College 2014
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