I am a civil rights, child abuse, employment law and criminal defense litigation attorney in Los Angeles. I own and manage a small law firm. I also do periodic legal commentary on various national TV shows (TV clips are on You Tube under Claypool Law Firm). I live in Pasadena, CA. My mom was born in Italy so I am half italian, part english, irish, scottish and a little american indian. I grew up in a small town in western Pennsylvania. I am a passionate person who has taken many risks to reach personal and professional goals in life. I am motivated. I try to inspire those I interact with yet I maintain humility. Two of my favorite books are "The Purpose Driven Life" and "It's Your Time" by Joel Osteen. I am a single parent and father of an adorable 6 year old little girl named Alana. Being a daddy is a magical and fullfilling experience. Guiding and nurturing my little girl and watching the world unfold through her eyes fills my heart! I hope to balance my world by one day experiencing a loving wife and family. I am confident yet down to earth. I try to slow down and relish the simple treasures in life. I have realized that we end up spending our lives learning how to live life! I am drawn to women who are down to earth, simple, motivated, independent, passionate, spiritual and most important, caring and compassionate! The last picture is of my niece and me.
Possibly a hike in Runyon Canyon trail in the Hollywood area and then a nice lunch or dinner to connect on a personal level. For an evening date, would maybe go to a play/musical or concert preceded by dinner.