Tony was born in Oxford, England while his father was stationed there as an officer in the Air Force, and he grew up in Venice, Florida. Tony is a proud Eagle Scout. While obtaining his undergraduate degree at Florida State University, Tony was heavily involved in assisting those in need. He says he became a lawyer because, “I believe that when something is wrong, someone needs to stand up and make it better.” He attended The Florida State University College of Law where he was a member of Business Review Journal and the President of the College Trial Team, competing in litigation competitions against top law schools across the nation. He currently coaches youth soccer and Mock Trial at FSU College of Law.