JVP profile pic         I was born and raised in Rockford, IL.   I made the decision to become an attorney so that I could give back to and help improve the community that I grew up in.  I attended law school and Northern Illinois University and graduated Magna Cum Laude.  I also served as on the Board of Editors of the Northern Illinois University Law Review.  After graduation, I joined a large civil law firm and focused my practice on tort litigation (including personal injury defense), general civil litigation, commercial litigation, and toxic tort litigation (asbestos/ Mesothelioma).

I represent our clients legal needs in traffic, DUI, criminal, personal injury, and many other areas where they need competent legal representation or sound guidance.  I have experience in personal injury, civil, and asbestos litigation, workers’ compensation, landlord law, and small business organization.

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