I blog mostly about soccer and legal issues. I graduated from the University of Richmond (1997) with degrees in Political Science, Journalism and Spanish (lapsed, alas).
I later graduated from California Western School of Law (2001) with a J.D., and after a break, have been practicing law in the State of Washington since 2003.
I'm a Seattle Sounders season ticket holder, and I enjoy traveling to away games. I have a munchkin who is 5; where does the time go?
If you need legal work done in Washington State, you can find a link to my professional page in the menu, or on this page as well.
Note: Most of you reading this site (or interacting with me on Twitter) know that I am a Sounders fan/season-ticket holder. That aside, I pledge to write this story as a by-the-numbers analysis of the lease, and the old-age jokes and… Read More ›
When you’re starting a professional sports team, there are a number of things you need. Three of the more important ones are: An actual team, a place to play, and a name. At the moment Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores and… Read More ›
The Sounders returned to the practice field after three days off, and it’s certainly fair to say that this bye week couldn’t come at a better time. Injuries and absences left the team with just enough players to do… Read More ›
To mix my sports metaphors: We have a bit of hardball on the soccer pitch from the plaintiffs here. To briefly recap: The defendants filed a motion to dismiss this lawsuit back on April 20, 2018. Victory by the defendants would (likely)… Read More ›
David Beckham can’t seem to do more to signal that he no longer wants anything to do with building his MLS stadium in Overtown. Ever since he reached a deal on the land purchase nearly a year ago, the site… Read More ›
Proposed Community Benefits Agreement Between Port and FC Cincinnati Provides Insight into Expansion Future
It’s been a long, strange road in the expansion travels of FC Cincinnati. The history of the club is well-known to any soccer fan who has been paying attention. The club broke on the scene in 2016, with record and… Read More ›
SaveTheCrew: PSV/MLS File Appeal of Ruling; Argue Court Wrongly Granted Toll of Six-Month Notice and Compliance with Process for Sale
I had a feeling this was coming. Nothing about the action of defendants has indicated they were going to play particularly nice. In this case, PSV/MLS have decided that the ruling (which I understand came as a shock to them,… Read More ›