I am the middle of three boys and grew up in western Oklahoma. Growing up, I played baseball and basketball and participated in calf roping and team roping. I graduated as a valedictorian from Lookeba-Sickles High School, and I also helped my baseball team win a state championship. After graduating high school, I attended junior college and played baseball. I received the honor of NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American my sophomore year. After playing college baseball for three years, I finished my bachelor’s degree at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where I graduated summa cum laude. I then attended law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law. At Oklahoma City University, I participated in moot court, where I received the honor of being one the top ten oralists of the regional competition. I also earned the top grade in my Legal Research and Writing II and Constitutional Law II classes. During my third year of law school, I received the Judge Dwain Box Memorial Award for Appellate Advocacy. I graduated cum laude and am a member of the Order of Barristers. After graduating law school, I passed the Oklahoma bar exam. I practiced civil rights and governmental liability law, in addition to representing private businesses in general tort litigation. During my time representing businesses, political subdivisions, sheriffs, deputies, and police officers, I gained extensive experience in pretrial litigation. I also tried cases in state and federal courts and handled appeals in the both judicial systems. In 2017, my wife and I moved to St. Louis. After passing the Missouri bar exam in 2017, I joined Ross & Voytas, LLC. I am admitted to practice in Missouri and Oklahoma, as well as the federal district courts in both states. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling and watching sports, especially baseball. I also enjoy playing guitar and watching live music.