I spent my childhoodin the Milwaukeearea. After graduatingfrom High School Iattended the Universityof Wisconsin Madison,where I earned aBachelor's degreein Political Science andInternational Relations. I graduated from the University ofWisconsin Law School in 1992. I had my first legal experiencein the District Attorney's Office for Marathon County. I nextworked in a litigation firm in the City of Kenosha. In 1994, Istarted my first law firm which is now known as Arena LawOffices, L.L.C. I consider my practice to be a consumerpractice, because I represent ordinary people that need a lawyerdue to events that occur to ordinary people.