I have always been good at math and science, and interested in technology, but you’re probably wondering how that leads to one becoming an attorney. Prior to pursuing my law degree, I served in the military as an aircraft navigator. With no jobs in that field outside of the military, after fulfilling my active duty I thought I’d give law school a try. With strong family ties to the legal profession and a passion for serving others, it seemed like it could be the best fit for my future— and it was.
HOW I BECAME A PATENT ATTORNEY
While I was in law school, I discovered that to be a patent law attorney you need to have a background in engineering and science. This is such a specialized area of law that less than five percent of lawyers even qualify to pursue it, but thankfully I was among those with the right combination of experience and interest. After obtaining my Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from Gonzaga University, I was accepted into the University of Houston Law Center to pursue my Master of Laws (LL.M) degree in Intellectual Property Law.
I graduated with my LL.M in 1998, and had the opportunity to work for a couple of large corporate law firms and was trained to be a successful patent attorney. After five years of gaining some great experience, I felt ready to strike out on my own and help people on my terms.
Art is writing a song. I want to help you monetize your creative genius and help you protect your intellectual property.