Thank you for visiting my firm's website, I would tell you that a website may give you an overview of what you may be looking for in an attorney, however, when choosing an attorney you are committing to what could be a prolonged business relationship that in some cases can last years. Thus, I encourage you, that if you are in need of a seasoned litigation attorney that you make an appointment so we can meet face to face in my office to discuss your legal needs. I offer free consultations, and in my firm, you will be meeting with me, not a case manager, paralegal, associate or some other glorified assistance. I handle every case personally for my clients. I have worked in the "large firms" and have chosen to take a different route opening a "boutique" law firm with one on one handling of my clients claims. I am a second generation attorney in Southwest Florida and I have spent my entire career representing the people of my home town of Fort Myers, Florida and its surrounding areas.
After graduating high school from Ft. Myers High School, I attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where I majored in Political Science and where I was inducted into the prestigious Honor Society of Kappa Delta Phi. After graduating with a B.A. I attended Law School at Cumberland School of Law at the Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama, where I obtained a Juris Doctor Degree. I then returned to my hometown of Fort Myers and began working as a Prosecutor in the 20th Judicial Circuit in Lee County Florida. I obtained my license to practice law in 1995, and continued to prosecute criminals in Lee County, until 1998. I left the State Attorney's Office when I was offered a job at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman Rice and Purtz where I started practicing in the field of Personal Injury Law. I stayed with GBCRP as a litigation attorney until 2001, when I began work as a senior associate with Geraghty Dougherty and Edwards, PA, where I quickly obtained Partner status. After five years as a partner in the Geraghty firm, I then decided it was time to do things my way and opened my own firm in December of 2005.
I have diligently been practicing personal injury law since 1998. I have been active in the field of criminal defense work, as a former prosecutor, I found a love for the courtroom and practicing criminal defense allows me to hone my litigation skills with constant court appearances. I am member of the Lee County Bar, as well as the Florida Bar and a member of the Middle District of Florida, United States District Court. I am also an Eagle Member of the Florida Justice Association formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals and consumers in the State of Florida.
I have been working in the Court Rooms of Lee County for 18 years vigorously protecting the rights of my clients. I look forward to representing you when you are in need of zealous representation to protect your rights for your legal claims. As an attorney that has worked in government offices, large offices and mid size offices, I have found that having a solo practice gives me the flexibility to represent my clients on a one on one basis ensuring that each claim is handled with the utmost attention to detail with a personal touch that can not be achieved in large scale firms.
Bar Admissions: Florida, 1995 ; U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama - 1995
Tulane University , B.A. - 1992
Trial Lawyers of America, Member
Florida Justice Association (Formerly The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers), Member
20th Judicial Circuit, Assist. State Atty., 1995 - 1998
GBCRP Firm, Partner
Geraghty's Firm, Partner