I have been married to an absolutely wonderful woman, Estelle, for the past 16 years, and we raise a great rescue wiener dog named Junior, and if you are lucky, you might get to meet him when you come in to see me. I bring my little buddy to work every day that I am not in court.
Speaking of court, let’s talk about the tennis courts. Estelle and I are huge tennis fans. We go out to watch the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells every March. We have also been to the US Open in New York, the French Open in Paris, and dream about attending Wimbledon, and the Australian Open. We play together every week, my wife is a very active 4.0 tennis player in USTA, World Team, and TCT. I will occasionally get roped into some competitive tennis from time to time as well. I usually just play mixed doubles with Estelle these days. Playing tennis with my wife used to be the only way I would get to see her during tennis season. When we aren’t watching or playing tennis, I am a fan of Formula 1 and IndyCar racing, as well as most shooting sports. I am a lifetime member of the NRA. I am a huge fan of western art, especially that of C.M. Russell and Frederic Remington. We are members of Gilcrease and the Philbrook and take every opportunity to visit different museums when we travel. We are parishioners of St. Benedict’s Parish in Broken Arrow, and support Catholic Charities of Tulsa and Food for the Poor.
When we travel we love to search for amazing food and incredible views. We have just started cruising again (only on our third as of September 2016), and we are convinced it is one of the greatest ways to vacation anymore. Ask me about my last cruise if you want to see a smile on my face. If I tell you about
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I enlisted in the Army National Guard immediately out of high school, I then joined ROTC while in college, and went on active duty as a field artillery officer upon graduation. Following my service commitment, I came back to Oklahoma for law school. I graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2000. I was ranked 6th in my class and graduated with highest honors. Following law school, I worked at NASA in Houston, then the Department of Veterans Affairs in Muskogee, followed by the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, and finally the Tulsa DA’s Office as a felony prosecutor, major crimes prosecutor, and ultimately Chief of the Gang Prosecution Unit.
Following my years of government service, I started the Berlin Law Firm, focusing on criminal defense with an emphasis on special victim crimes—sex crimes, child sexual abuse, and domestic assault and battery. Over the years of private practice, I deliberately shaped my practice into what it has become today, which is the only boutique practice in Oklahoma limited to exclusively servicing those clients charged with special victim crimes.