A little bit about my background, accomplishments, & family
I have been speaking publicly most of my life. First as a Baptist pastor’s son, later as a Christian campus leader, pastor, and for much of my 33-year legal career as an accomplished trial lawyer. I have keynoted major events and fundraisers, spoken in churches, chapels, workshops, podcast, radio and television.
The work I do has been recognized with a number of awards including World Magazine’s National Hope for Effective Compassion Award.
My story of suffering and sacrifice of a prestigious legal career to serve the poor is the subject of many articles, including the introduction to Gospel Justice. Just as compelling are the stories of hundreds of victims of injustice I have been privileged to serve and the greater landscape of injustice which exists in our nation and neighborhoods.
I am married to a wonderful Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx of New York. Helen and I have been married for 33 years and are blessed with adult twin sons, Joseph and Daniel. We live outside Chicago, Illinois. In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, and meeting new people – preferably over a good meal or coffee.