My interest in appellate law began in law school, where I was awarded first place in a national moot court competition and received a grant of certiorari from the United States Supreme Court as part of a SCOTUS litigation clinic. Following law school, I clerked for Judge Jay Bybee on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, where I witnessed firsthand the importance of effective brief writing and appellate advocacy. That experience now guides my practice as I persuasively frame and present legal issues.

Experience

2020-Present
Appellate Attorney, Zimmerman Booher

2018-2019
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jay S. Bybee, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Summer 2016
Judicial Intern to the Honorable Robert J. Shelby, United States District Court for the District of Utah

Memberships

2018-Present
Utah Bar Association

Education

2018
University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA
◦ Order of the Coif
◦ Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar (full-tuition, merit-based scholarship)
◦ Virginia Law Review, Articles Editor
◦ Supreme Court Litigation Clinic
◦ Dillard Fellow (selected to assist in legal research & writing instruction)
◦ Legal Research & Writing “Best Memo” and “Best Brief” Awards
◦ Extramural Moot Court Team - First Place at the 2017 Craven Moot Court Competition in Constitutional Law

2014
Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
B.S., Biochemistry (Minors: English and Music)
Magna Cum Laude
◦ Valedictory Commencement Speaker
◦ Presidential Scholar
◦ Student Alumni Association, Vice President of Programs

 

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals
◦ Ninth Circuit