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Hi I'm Blair

I'm a criminal defense lawyer, a once a year snowboarder, a husband, a father of two and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California and spent my early years bouncing between the beach and the mountains. I learned to snowboard at an early age and have continued enjoying the sport (if not only occasionally). I was a business major in college and quickly learned I did not like crunching numbers or forecasting inventory. And even though I never considered myself an academic I decided to go to law school, which turns out was the right decision. After law school I worked as a prosecutor prosecuting the guilty and now as a defense lawyer I defend the guilty (and sometimes the innocent). It is a very interesting job to say the least. I am married to a beautiful and successful wife and we have two young kids; one stays in his room at night and the other finds our bed and steals my pillow. Being a father is the most challenging task I've voluntarily undertaken and simultaneously the most rewarding. I love being a dad. I love coming home from work and being forced to search from room to room to find my hiding daughter before I get a welcome home hug and kiss. My son just looks and smiles when I walk in (he's either too young for words or speechless in my presence). Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church and for a long time I didn't know any different. Now I know better and choose to be different. I initially formed good habits by having dedicated parents who set good examples. I took the good habits and made a few good decisions and gained a testimony of my own. I read The Book of Mormon and prayed about Joseph Smith as a prophet of God. When I asked God if the Book of Mormon was His word and if Joseph Smith was His prophet I received a clear response in the affirmative. I did not hear words, but the feeling was unmistakable and my foundation in the Gospel became solid. From that point on I spent time reading the scriptures and good books about the Savior, learning all I could about his life and ministry. I love Jesus Christ and I rely on His example, love, and atonement. I know through Him I can return to my Heavenly Father with my family. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and I know He died for all of us, but I also know He would have died for just me if that was required of Him. I see God's hand overseeing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I love to watch, listen and learn from his chosen prophet, Thomas Monson. And that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do the little things. I think the little things matter most and are often the easiest to overlook. I choose to respect my wife and our marriage commitment. I choose to spend time with my kids so they know I love and care for them. I choose to serve in the Church in whatever way I can. I choose to be honest with my family, friends and business associates. I choose to try and be like my Savior Jesus Christ because I want to, and because he expects me to. I live my faith by living simple Gospel principles taught in the Bible and The Book of Mormon.