My Approach

I’m not like most Austin lawyers. I was recruited out of law school by a high-stakes New York City law firm, and I spent the first several years of my career there, serving elite global business clients and learning the practice of law from top national lawyers.  You deserve the same quality representation.

Your case is unique.  Working closely together, we’ll define your goals and craft an innovative strategy to achieve them.  If civility and reason don’t get the other side to see things our way, then we’ll go to court, and they better be ready.

I’m an advisor, confidant, and problem solver for people in difficult situations.  If you have a criminal or family law problem in the Austin area, I can help.

My Story

My legal career began in 2008 when a global law firm headquartered in New York City recruited me out of law school.  Over the next four years, I learned the practice of law from some of the best in the nation.  I will bring those standards of excellence to bear in your case.

While on vacation to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, I fell in love with Africa and decided to return as more than a tourist.  So, in 2013, I moved to Namibia, Africa.  There, I counseled a United Nations-funded organization working with rural farmers and taught high school physics and chemistry. I also met my wife, a native Austinite, while living and working in Africa.

Since returning to my wife’s hometown of Austin in 2015, I have practiced exclusively criminal and family law:  First, as a Texas criminal prosecutor.  Now, as a private attorney who solves criminal and family law problems as the Managing Attorney at Thompson Law.

I’m fearless in the courtroom, tough in negotiations, experienced in complex financial matters, and passionate about helping my clients to achieve their goals.

If you’re facing a divorce, criminal charges, or a difficult family issue, I’m here to guide you through the process and fight for you each step of the way.

Education & Experience


Fordham University School of Law
Juris Doctor, cum laude
New York City

The George Washington University
BA Economics, magna cum laude
Washington DC


Thompson Law
Managing Attorney
Austin, TX

CHA Law Group
Senior Associate Attorney
Austin, TX

District Attorney’s Office
Assistant District Attorney
San Marcos, TX

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson
Associate Attorney
New York City

New York Supreme Court – Intern
New York City

United States Senate – Intern
Washington DC