I am a partner with the law firm of Stevens & Brand, LLP where I focus my practice on litigation, banking, and governmental law. A 1999 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law (Law Review, Order of Coif) and a 1996 graduate of Kansas State University, I earned a degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Economics. While at KSU I served two terms as the Student Body Vice President.
My wife Amy and I have two daughters, Raegan and Chaney. As might be evident from my daughters’ names, I enjoy spending some of my free time dabbling in politics, including serving on the Lawrence Douglas County Planning Commission(past chair). I am also the Chair of the St. John the Evangelist Finance Council and also serve on the Board of Directors for Ballard Community Services (past president, Ballard Center, Penn House, Brook Creek, Emergency Services Council). Other activities include being a member of the Lawrence Jayhawk Rotary Club (past president and assistant-governor for the Rotary clubs of Northeast Kansas), Leadership Lawrence (past chair), and Lawrence Douglas County Chamber of Commerce (past president). In the past I have also served as the chair of the City’s Alcohol Tax Fund Committee (past chair), the Douglas County American Red Cross(past chair), and on the School Consolidation Task Force.