Thank you for visiting my site. Here’s a little bit about me. In 2016, I embarked on a mid-life career change. After working 17 years in the daily newspaper business, I left my job as a reporter at the Portland Press Herald in Portland, Maine, to study law at the University of Maine School of Law, also in Portland. (Here’s a link to a radio interview about my career change.) I had spent much of my journalism career covering courts, criminal justice, jails and prisons. So switching from covering the law to studying the law seemed like a natural switch.
I am currently admitted to practice law as a student attorney under the supervision of a licensed attorney. I work at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic in Portland, a non-profit law office affiliated with the law school that provides legal services for low-income clients.
Outside of work, my wife Cara Dolan and I live by Willard Beach in South Portland, Maine, with two children. We also have two English setters and three cats. I also have pictures here of Vicky, my beloved setter who passed away in November 2016.
I’m also an avid runner, so I may post about running races too.