“A child born to a black mother in a state like Mississippi . . . has the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It’s not true, but I challenge anyone to say it is not a goal worth working for.”
Thurgood Marshall

In 2014, after many years of working in the political and activist sectors, I opened this firm with the intent of providing legal services to the most vulnerable people in Long Beach and throughout Southern California.

I was raised all over this country, but mainly in some of America’s most economically disadvantaged and racially segregated cities.

Growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, attending college in Boston, Massachusetts, and starting my professional life in Memphis, Tennessee taught me about the constant (and at times tragic) struggle for equality and justice in and outside of our judicial system.

The result of that education is my steadfast commitment to working zealously for clients of all economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds (as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities) as they face extraordinarily difficult challenges in our courts.

I am driven by the cause of upholding human rights and the need to preserve social justice inside of our legal system. With access to the courts often conditional on wealth, too many disadvantaged people see their legal rights ignored. My firm will work with clients to reduce economic barriers to achieving justice.