I was born and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In my teenage years I began to work for my dad’s landscaping company, where I first worked alongside immigrants from Central America. I moved to Springfield, Missouri in 2005, completing bachelor’s degrees in History and Spanish in 2009. After this I returned to Arkansas for a stint before moving with my wife to Dallas, Texas for five years, where I worked as a contractor and completed a master’s degree at Dallas Theological Seminary in 2015.
During my years in seminary law school came on the radar as I realized from my internships that people with whom I was working had needs I could not do anything about. In 2015 my wife and I moved back to Arkansas. I attended the University of Arkansas School of Law beginning in 2018 and graduated with my Juris Doctor cum laude in 2021. During school I worked as a student attorney for three semesters in the Immigration Law Clinic, worked in a general practice firm in Northwest Arkansas and for the National Agricultural Law Center, was an editor on the law school’s Journal of Food Law & Policy, published a paper in the Journal, and interned with the Federal Public Defenders for the Western District of Arkansas and with Tyson Foods’ Corporate Counsel.
My time in law school made me aware of the legal needs of the immigrants with whom I have been working since I was a teenager, and I was grateful to receive an offer to work with Herrera Law Group upon graduation. My main areas of practice are immigration, criminal defense, family law, and business and contract law. I am licensed to practice law in Arkansas and to represent clients in federal immigration courts throughout the United States. I am certified by the state of Arkansas as an attorney ad litem for guardianship and child custody cases, and I am fluent in English and Spanish.