I have been preparing to handle your case for 35 years, and have been finding solutions to troubled times since 1985. I treat each client like I’d want to be treated if the roles were reversed. I take your problems, and your liberty, very seriously and I know how to put you in the best position possible. Sometimes you don’t need the most experienced attorney you can find, but most of the time you will be in better hands. My law practice has focused on Northern California, with extensive experience in El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Butte, Yuba, Amador, Sacramento, Solano, and Fresno Counties; but my specialized forensic, investigative, and cross examination expertise has been called upon all over the State. I am willing to travel for the right case. I am one of few attorneys who practice death penalty defense, and I have extensive experience defending homicides. I have defended all categories of alleged crime; including Violence, Theft, Domestic Violence, DUI, Vehicle, DMV, White Collar, Accident Reconstruction, marijuana, Substance Abuse, mental health defenses, Drug Sales, and Sex Crimes. I have represented thousands of clients, and conducted many dozens of jury trials. Whether your case calls for skilled negotiation, extensive investigation, or knowledge of forensic sciences, I am massively experienced. I have a broad range of potential resources, including long term working relationships with highly qualified private investigators, other attorneys, and forensic professionals. It is never too early to get to work improving your position. I can help.
My many years of practice and years of continuing education has allowed me to acquire specialized knowledge in many areas. A partial list includes ballistics, fabric analyses, DNA, blood trace evidence, accident reconstruction and analysis, latent finger prints, shaken babies, cause of death analyses, medical record analysis, drug detection, stab wound analysis, mental illness, lie detector and related evidence, and drug related mental health defenses.
I have been a speaker at continuing education and community forums in areas as diverse as marijuana cultivation and case negotiation. I have been a member of State policy groups reporting to the State Legislature in areas such as Veteran Affairs and Mental Health as they relate to the Criminal Justice system.qualifications and associations
CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
Total cases FROM PUBLIC DEFENDER TO PRIVATE PRACTICE