What is your practice area and how did you choose it?
Workers’ Compensation. I wanted to be in the courtroom and doing WC got me there the quickest.
What’s your favorite thing about working with your clients?
When a client comes to me with a case that has a bunch of moving parts, they are not sure what they should do, and we develop a plan and they are relieved and appreciative. The satisfaction of helping that person is the best.
What is your favorite aspect about working at F&P?
It is a place where you develop. You are not stuck in a basement doing doc review. You are given cases, discretion, and set on your way.
What’s your favorite restaurant/show/event?
We moved offices in the last few years so I will give you two places. In Wilmington – Libby’s. This is an old Greek diner that is a staple in the legal and local community. On any given day, you can find a supreme court justice sitting a table over having a turkey club. We are now in Newark and I found my new favorite pizza shop – Tony’s Café. This is a tiny shop in a strip mall that you cannot see from the road but it is amazing. Try the Grandma’s slice!
What’s your proudest accomplishment?
It is a simple thing. There was one case where I predicted my opponent’s closing arguments so well that my prepared remarks completely refuted their points. The attorney called me after and congratulated me on the win – before the Decision was issued.
What do you like to do outside the office?
I have two young children so any physical activity that wears them down! Individually, I like to golf, cook, read, and support my Eagles.
Have you read any good books or seen any good movies this year that you would recommend?
Re-reading the Wheel of Time Series. Dr. Sleep – the sequel to The Shining – was quite good.
What is your favorite food?
Any kind of pasta.
What is your all-time favorite city or town and why?
Philadelphia. I grew up nearby and ended up living there for about 10 years during and after law school.
What was the best news you ever received?
My wife telling me she’s pregnant with our firstborn.
What is the weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
Goat tacos. Not the greatest of all time.
If you could have lunch with anyone in the world who would it be?
Jack Nicholson. Just for the stories alone.