I promise to make you smile. I am an intelligent, funny, upbeat guy with a touch of mischief in my soul. I'd do anything for my family and friends. I'm a bit resserved with people at first, but my friends all know how wild I can be. I was born and raised in downtown Chicago and I believe in taking all the city has to offer, from theater and sporting events, to museums and restaurants. Although I believe in staying active, I readily avoid any sport in which gravity is a major component.My greatest joy in life is spending time with my two wonderful children. I have so much fun watching them learn about the world and discover their own way. they take up a good part of my heart, but there is plenty of room for someone special. When I'm not being a daddy, I'm usually trying to beat the pants off someone in court. I spent the first part of my career prosecuting environmental cases and continue to be a strong advocate for the planet. I am a strong believer in social justice - I still want to be a superhero when I grow up. I love all animals, dogs, cats and penguins alike. In my spare time, I am a voracious reader and book collector with a love for English Literature and modern fiction. I read everything I can get my hands on and will gladly spend an afternoon at a book fair or combing through a good used book store. My sense of humor ranges from subtle to outright silly. I thrive on witty conversation. My comedy heroes are Monty Python, John Stewart and Groucho Marx. I stay home to watch the Simpsons and Heroes. I also love staying up late to watch a good vintage movie. I know this is a lot to throw at you, but I hope it gives you a flavor of who I am. I'm not looking for someone with the exact same likes and dislikes. I'd rather be with someone who is upbeat, passionate and open to learning about the things that fascinate me. Half the joy in a relationship is broadening yourselves through each other's interests.