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Before joining Davies-McGrath, I interned with the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s Office and worked as a litigator in a central Illinois law firm. I obtained a history degree at North Greenville University and a law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Prior to university, I was a manager and singer in a non-profit organization conducting conferences nationwide.
As an attorney, I work with people who are making important decisions in their personal lives and professional endeavors. I inform clients of the law and explain how it applies in the decision-making process to achieve the best possible outcome.
I began my path towards becoming a lawyer at Purdue University, where I studied sales and marketing. My time at Purdue provided me with a head start on becoming a good lawyer, particularly stressing the importance of excellent client service. After attending Purdue, I continued my studies at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale. Beyond the ordinary class work , I was also able to learn the law through volunteering at the SIU Legal Clinic. At the SIU Legal Clinic, I represented the needy elderly residents of Southern Illinois on a wide variety of legal problems on a pro bono basis. While at SIU, I was the recipient of many awards, including the Academic Excellence Award for each year of law school. the Lincoln’s Inn Honorary Award, the Howard B. Eisenberg Client Service Award, and was admitted to the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. I also won nearly a dozen CALI awards, which are given out for earning the highest grade in a course. I graduated from SIU School of Law in May 2009 at the top of my class and was chosen by my classmates to deliver the commencement address. After completing my studies at SIU and taking the bar exam, I returned to central Illinois to join the family firm.
Since 2012, I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with clients of Tom Davies, including the Village of Morton. I was honored in 2015 when Tom selected me as his choice to succeed him in the practice of law. I appreciate having the opportunity to succeed Tom, and to strive to build on his legacy of excellent client service and zealous legal advocacy in Morton and the surrounding communities of Central Illinois.
I live in Mackinaw with my wife, Kelly, and my four children – Sadie, Evan, Willow and Hannah.