Jeff grew up in Rockville, Maryland. In 1994, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia to attend Emory University. He graduated a semester early with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science.
In 1998, Jeff moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA School of Law. After graduating in 2001, he joined international law firm McDermott Will & Emery, where he had worked previously as a summer associate, as an associate in the Trial department of the firm’s Los Angeles office in Century City.
In 2009, Jeff left MWE and joined Palmer Lombardi & Donohue - a smaller, regional litigation firm in downtown Los Angeles. Jeff immediately put his extensive experience in all things arbitration to work representing brokerage firms and brokers in arbitrations in a wide range of matters involving customer claims, employment disputes, and six- to seven-figure debt collection matters. Jeff also continued to hone his litigation skills in trial court proceedings in both state and federal court. Jeff also handled numerous bankruptcy proceedings on behalf of creditor clients and regulatory matters on behalf of brokerage firm and broker clients. Jeff made partner in less than three years.
In 2018, after more than six years as a partner at PLD and twenty years after moving to LA to pursue a career in law, Jeff left the firm to start his own practice.
Jeff is admitted to practice in California, before the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California, and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Jeff lives in Santa Monica with his wife Christina, two sons Jack and Carter, and dog Gideon.