Biography

My interest in the field of law began at an early age when I developed a passion for public service and justice. I have always been interested in helping those who have been wronged and feel they may have no recourse.

I am a lifelong resident of the city of Madison and a proud two-time graduate of the University of Wisconsin. I previously established my own practice before joining Gingras, Cates and Wachs.

My wife and I, who I met within the first few weeks of college, have three children, and as a resident of the City of Verona, I currently serve on the City Council. In my spare time I enjoy baking, cooking, competition BBQ, kickboxing, weightlifting, golf, historical documentaries and playing a number of instruments. I’m also known to be quite the trivia player and am an avid fan of all things Packers, Badgers, Brewers and Bucks.

Education

J.D. University of Wisconsin Law School, 2008
B.A. University of Wisconsin, Political Science and Afro-American Studies

Bar Admission

Wisconsin, 2008
U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations

State Bar of Wisconsin
Verona City Council Alder District 1
Finance Committee Chair
Public Works and Safety Committee Member
Economic Development Committee

If you were not a lawyer, what would you be?

A Political Science professor or a political campaign operative.

If you could have any instrument on the planet what would it be?

John Lennon’s Rickenbacker 325 that he played on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9th, 1964. 

Favorite Quote

“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

Interesting Fact

When I was born, my Jamaican grandfather Louis DeSilva saw me and declared that I would be a lawyer one day. In 2008, I was sworn into the Wisconsin Bar by Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler (that resembled a younger version of my grandfather). 

Favorite Album

What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

Favorite Book

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Favorite Movie

The Godfather