I was born in Lafayette, LA but raised in Guatemala. I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an attorney. Of course, at that young age, I did not understand the intricacies of what that meant, which would explain why I also wanted to be a ninja. However, that desire to be an attorney stayed with me, and the more I learned about the profession the more committed I was to pursue that path. I was admitted to law school in Guatemala, which is a 6 year program straight out of high school, but ultimately, I changed my mind regarding that path. Instead, I applied to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where my father and older brother received various degrees, and, having been admitted, made the decision to attend with the intention of going to law school.
I graduated from ULL with a degree in Finance and began working in banking. After a few years in the work force, I attended Southern University Law Center. During my time in law school, I worked full-time for a defense firm, which proved to be an invaluable experience.
After graduation and passing the bar exam, I took some time to find the right place to begin my legal career. I was fortunate enough to find employment at Allen & Gooch where I was lucky to find mentors, like Michael Parker and Keith Landry, who placed a premium on the development of other attorneys.
I left Allen & Gooch to try my hand at the other side of the bar. I quickly found that defense work was far more fulfilling and enjoyable to me than plaintiff’s work. It was around that time that I was invited to join the new firm of Parker & Landry.
In my legal career I have had the opportunity to handle cases in the areas of general liability, auto accidents, trucking accidents, workers’ compensation, immigration, and collections.
While the practice of law is seemingly all-consuming, I try to make time for things I find relaxing and enjoyable, including reading, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.