I am a writer, lawyer, and Generation X-er who has worked for such publications as the Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger's. I grew up in southern New England and have lived at various times in San Diego, Washington, D.C., New York, Portland, and Chicago. I currently live on the north side of Chicago where I share my home with one curmudgeonly cat.

With this blog I hope to bring timely legal stories to a general audience, breaking down court decisions and legal issues in terms a layperson can understand. One of my goals is to capture some of those overlooked legal cases and stories that fly under the radar of most of the general news media, but that still might be of interest and consequence to average people.

Thank you for reading!