I grew up in Franklin County, Virginia with the love and support of a large family. I did not go too far for college or law school (both in Virginia), then came back home to work.
I was fortunate enough to start my career doing the very law I love – medical malpractice and personal injury cases. And I have not looked back.
For more than a decade, I have been practicing law with a home base in Roanoke and serving people throughout Southwest Virginia. I started with a large Roanoke law firm, then clerked for (now retired) federal judge Samuel Wilson. Just before starting First Truth Law, I practiced for six years in a small boutique law firm doing exclusively injury work.
In addition to law, I have a counseling degree, which is especially helpful for negligence cases. Being harmed by someone else’s lack of care causes more than physical injury. I am grateful for the opportunity to help people recover for all the ways they are harmed, including damage to their livelihood, family, and overall well-being. The people I help are not just clients, they are people with stories to tell and lives they are working to get back.
I strive to listen well, connect deeply, and effectively communicate those stories.
Away from law, I enjoy the company of my children, husband, dogs, and large extended family. I also enjoy being active, especially taking in the beautiful outdoors we are so fortunate to have all around us.