Kennewick Immigration Attorney
I’m a regular guy with a lot of things to be grateful for. An amazing family, an exciting and rewarding job, a great team to work with, just to name a few. I jumped into the practice of immigration law in 2008 and have never looked back. It’s allowed me to raise a family in one of the greatest places in the world and indulge my interest in all things international.
I’ve been interested in foreign cultures and languages since I was young. In high school, I studied Spanish and German. After graduating, I served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mexico City, where I grew to love the Mexican people and the Spanish language. After returning home from my mission, I studied Near Eastern Studies at Brigham Young University. I also dabbled in Arabic, French, Italian, Slovak, and Spanish, and spent time living in Syria and Slovakia.
After graduating magna cum laude, I stayed at Brigham Young University and completed a Master of Public Administration with the intent of beginning a career in the Foreign Service. In the middle of my MPA, I realized I wanted to pursue a career in the law.
I couldn’t bring myself to leave BYU, so once again, I stayed at BYU and studied law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School. I was awarded a Juris doctor degree in 2007, graduating magna cum laude. During my law school studies, I was able to study immigration and spend a summer living in Amman, Jordan while working in international arbitration. While in Jordan, I was often asked if I could help people immigrate to the United States. This experience and others inspired me to seriously consider becoming an immigration lawyer.
I love languages and international travel, but my favorite thing to do is spend time with my wife and children. I also enjoy outdoor activities, swimming, and dancing. My favorite day is Sunday. I love going to church with my family and worshiping and studying the gospel together.