Biography

I am a writer who practices law in New York City. I write literary fiction with heavy genre elements, particularly crime and mystery. I am represented by Madelyn Burt of Stonesong. In 2016, I won the Long Fiction Award at the Midwest Writers Workshop.

I was raised in Jersey City, New Jersey. I attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where I studied at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. While at NYU, wrote, produced, and directed an off-off-Broadway play, as well as performed stand-up comedy.

After obtaining my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama, I founded a theater company  and wrote, produced, and acted in a variety of plays. Starving, and figuring that I did not owe quite enough in student debt, I applied to law school.

I attended New York Law School, where I served as an articles editor on the law review. Among other awards there, I won the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award for my student note, Judicial Notice: How Judicial Bias Impacts the Unequal Application of Equal Protection Principles in Affirmative Action Cases, 49 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 1173 (2005). I later published an article, Rebalancing the Scales: Restoring the Availability of Disparate Impact Causes of Action in Title VI Cases, 54 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 27 (2009/2010).

After law school, I clerked for a federal appeals court judge and worked at a Wall Street law firm.

I live with my wife and two children in New York City, where I attempt to grow plants on my windowsill and coach Little League baseball. I study kung fu, focusing on baguazhang and bajiqaun among other styles.