I grew up in West Plains, Missouri, and graduated as a Zizzer in 2005.
I received a bachelor’s in communication from the University of Missouri in Columbia. Mizzou offers an innovative dual enrollment program and I graduated from the law school with a juris doctorate in 2011. I am also GAL certified (Guardian Ad Litem), which means I can be appointed by a local judge to assist in court matters.
My genuine interest in law started when I was in high school. In 2006 I began interning with Willow Springs attorney Steven Privette and spent all my school breaks and summers there working on domestic files. Four years later, I became Rule 13 certified, able to practice law under the supervision of a licensed attorney and did that through Mr. Privette. When I graduated in 2011, I started as an associate attorney with his law office. My primary practice focused on family-related matters including custody, divorce, adoptions, and guardianship. When Mr. Privette was elected as a circuit judge, it provided perfect timing for my transition to CSC Law.
In 2019, I joined the CSC Law Firm as a new attorney, and I am excited to work in West Plains and to serve as an associate attorney, handling various family law cases for those in our community.
I married my high school sweetheart Christopher Upton in 2011. Chris also grew up in West Plains. When we discussed where we wanted to settle down, we decided to plant roots back home and raise our family in the same community that raised us. We live on a small farm in Pomona. We have two children, Jackson and Mackenzie. We spend a lot of time together as a family. And it’s hard to tear us away from playing outside. We attend the First General Baptist Church in Willow Springs.