Before joining Zimmerman Booher, I clerked for then-Chief Judge Ted Stewart on the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah and Judge Scott M. Matheson Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. As a clerk, I learned about the complexities of trial strategy and the importance of effectively framing and presenting issues on appeal. After clerking I practiced general commercial litigation in a wide range of practice areas in state and federal courts around the country at both the trial and appellate levels. I have worked on all stages of a case, including pleadings, discovery, motions, trial, and appeals. I am drawn to appellate work because it combines the storytelling that drives so much of trial strategy with a deep and holistic exploration of the legal concepts that will dictate the case’s ultimate resolution on appeal.