1. What was the first job you had?
At 14 I was a paper boy. I went on to become a sandwich maker at the deli, and a fish monger at the fish market.
2. What’s your proudest moment as a trial lawyer?
I feel a sense of pride anytime anyone at my firm or colleagues at another firm have gotten justice for an individual against a company that had been putting profits over people.
3. I attribute my success to….
A lot of encouragement along the way from some great people starting with my parents, my siblings, and certain teachers and mentors who saw something special in me and helped to cultivate it.
4. What is your most notable verdict or settlement?
I won a verdict of $300 at age 17 against the limousine company who provided our limo for prom. They did not live up to the contract, I plead my case to the judge, and I was awarded the $300. It was my first win, it made me hungry for more, and set the path for my career.
5. What is your fantasy job?
Academy Award winning actor or broadcaster for a professional baseball team.
6. What is your guilty pleasure?
Breakfast cereal and Dad’s Scotch Oatmeal Cookies- I eat them by the bag.
7. What do you like to do in your time off?
I enjoy the theatre, live sporting events, and spending time with my family.
8. What’s your favorite hobby?
Collector. Baseball memorabilia and movie/tv memorabilia.
9. What’s one word that describes you?
10. What keeps you awake at night?
11. What newspaper do you generally read daily?
St. Louis Post Dispatch.
12. What advice would you give a young attorney?
Don’t sell out for short term monetary gain, figure out an area of the law that you are passionate about and pursue that.
13. How do you relax?
I lay on the couch, watch television, and I eat cookies.
14. What’s your most embarrassing moment in life?
In the summer of 1979 at summer camp, I forgot all my lines during a show at crucial moment of the performance.