In 2015, I left my career as an in-house corporate lawyer in Baltimore to become a writer. I bought a house near the ocean in Charleston, bought a desk and a mobile hotspot, did quite a bit of planning and preparation, and then left the stable confines of corporate practice to pursue what was – from my perspective – something more. Today, I write for law firms and companies serving the legal profession worldwide, and am continuing to pursue new opportunities.
My first significant publication was Rescuecom Corp. v. Google, Inc.: A Misuse of the Federal Trademark Doctrine of Commercial Use, a case note that appeared in the Journal of Business & Technology law in 2008. Since then, I have published several other academic, bar, and commercial publications under my own name. I also authored two legal columns: one for Under30CEO.com, and another that was syndicated to Yahoo! Small Business Advisor. As a solo attorney, I published bi-weekly (roughly) blog articles, and as in-house counsel for a publicly-traded company, I gained significant experience drafting commercial contracts, company policies, research memoranda, and corporate communications.
- Rescuecom Corp. v. Google, Inc.: A Misuse of the Federal Trademark Doctrine of Commercial Use
- Bar Journal and Newsletter Publications
- Other Print and Online Publications
I currently focus on writing web content for law firms and companies that serve the legal industry. While my legal background is in contracts, commercial and Internet-related issues, and soft IP, my writing experience spans virtually all practice areas. I have written for criminal defense firms in Colorado and Texas, a legal malpractice firm in Indiana, family law firms in Florida and New Jersey, business law firms in several states, personal injury firms across the country, and IP firms in four different countries. This is just a small sampling.
I also have experience giving lectures and presentations to business, legal, and academic audiences.
Outside of legal writing, my interests lie in outdoor activities, travel and adventure. I have surfed in Costa Rica, taken a two-week road trip through the western United States, and hiked all over the U.S. and Canada. I run ultras, enjoy kayaking and paddleboarding, and recently rebuilt a 1982 Yamaha XS650.
I am also the author and illustrator of the children’s book series, Abigail on an Adventure.