• Juris Doctorate. Washburn University School of Law, December 1989
  • Dual Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Spanish, University of Kansas, December 1986


State Courts

  • Kansas Bar, Admitted April 1990
  • Missouri Bar, Admitted April 1991

Federal Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Wyandotte Bar Association
  • Kansas Association for Justice