OUR FIRM'S PHILOSOPHY
- Tulane Law School, 1999
- Colorado State University, 1996
The three lovely children Drew is the proud father of keep the rest of his days busy, along with a rescue dog. Mountain biking, skiing, camping, and making unique furniture are all things Drew enjoys.
I started practicing law in 1999, the year I received my law degree from Tulane, at a little Georgia firm. Initially, I specialized in insurance litigation, defending insurers in disputes over the interpretation of complex contracts. I still draw on this background and experience when I practice today.
When I first went to California, I worked for a firm in Southern California that represented people and policyholders in intellectual property and insurance litigation. I went back to insurance coverage litigation with an insurer focus after relocating to the Bay Area.
I took a few years off after becoming a father to devote myself to raising my expanding family. When a family friend asked me to assist him with a modest investment property whose tenant, a large food retailer, tried to compel him to significantly reduce the rent, that’s when I made the decision that I wanted to work for myself. Without assistance in negotiating a deal that offered financial security for my client, the owner of this investment property—which served as his retirement—would have lost his own house.
Because it would be a new field of law, the legal firm I was contracting for didn’t want to “get involved.” I understood that it was a subject that would significantly, negatively, and incalculably affect my friend. The expensive company that had handled the sale was out of his price range. I was obligated to intervene and offer my assistance.
And many of the folks I work with today are seen by me in that light. They are dedicated people who are unclear of what to do because they are not familiar with the legal system.
I also handle litigation in the areas of intellectual property, personal injury, and insurance coverage in addition to residential real estate. In a variety of transactional and legal matters, I also represent small businesses on a regular basis.
I belong to the Santa Clara County Plaintiff Trial Lawyers Association, the San Mateo County Bar Association, and the Alameda County Bar Association. I devote my volunteer time to Lawyers in the Library and the San Mateo County Community Law Night.