Ian was born and raised in Baltimore. He attended Calvert Hall College High School as a McMullen Scholar, and was a member of several Championship and Nationally ranked varsity baseball and soccer teams.
Ian received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, where he majored in philosophy.
Ian is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he was a member of the Thomas Tang National Moot Court Team that competed in Colorado. He also worked as a Rule 16 attorney for the Office of the Public Defender, handling dockets in the District Court of Baltimore City three days per week.
Ian has also served as a law clerk in the Felony Trials section of the Office of the Public Defender, and for Judge Clayton Greene, of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Prior to joining Young & Valkenet after graduation, Ian also worked as a law clerk for a Silver Spring based firm, working with experienced trial lawyers in civil rights, election fraud and criminal matters.
With Young & Valkenet, Ian will focus on trial practice and resolution of complex civil and criminal matters.