I have been practicing law for over 25 years in the areas of estate planning, probate, real estate and guardianship/conservatorship matters.  I draw from my years of legal experience to help guide my clients. My courtroom practice involves both procedural, non-contested matters as well as contested matters, such as will contests and guardianship/conservatorship disputes.

I have given numerous presentations to my fellow members of the Minnesota State Bar Association and Ramsey County Bar Association, as well as to employees of various companies, community groups and organizations.

I am a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and Ramsey County Bar Association, and  co-chair of the Ramsey County Bar Association’s “Families First” day, an annual free picnic-type event for children from various St. Paul schools and their families.

As an experienced Minnesota estate planning attorney, I understand the importance planning is to your family. I also understand how complex and confusing estate planning can be. I take the time necessary with my clients to understand their situation and provide the best solutions. When necessary, I meet with my clients in their homes, in hospitals and nursing homes. I personalize my approach and solution for each client based on their situation and need.

I am a life-long resident of St. Paul. My wife, Ellen, and I have been blessed with five children and four grandchildren.

Memberships and Associations:

Minnesota State Bar Association:

  • Current Member
  • Former Board Member - Governing Council of Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Former Chair - Elder Law Section of Minnesota State Bar Association

Ramsey County Bar Association:

  • Current Member
  • Co-Chair - Families First Committee of Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Co-Chair - Real Estate Section of Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Committee Member - Second District Ethics Commitee
  • Former Board Member - Governing Council of Ramsey County Bar Association

Midway YMCA:

  • Former Board Member

North End/South Como Living at Home Block Nurse Program:

  • Former Board Chair

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS):

  • Volunteer Attorney

University of St. Thomas Law School:

  • Mentor to law students