Child Dependency is a critical court where children can be removed from their parent’s custody, and parents might ultimately lose their parental rights. Child Protective Services, represented by County Council, present their position to the assigned judge. Parents and children are entitled to hire and appear with legal representation. With so much on the line, contacting an attorney while still early in the process is a wise decision.
My knowledge and experience extends to all procedural levels, from Pre-Detention to final orders. Most of my cases have been in Butte, Placer, Fresno, and El Dorado Counties; but my assistance has been called upon all over the state. I have also assisted in civil lawsuits related to Dependency cases in both State and Federal courts. I have been able to help many children by keeping them with care providers who can best care for them.
That often involves reuniting children with parents. Sometimes I represent Foster Parents, Grandparents, other relations, or family friends so their voice is heard and children are protected.
These cases are procedurally involved, and are emotionally intense. You need to know what your options are, and how to best protect your family.
Sometimes I work with a well qualified attorney so we can represent both parents. On occasion I have associated with private civil law firms who litigate against counties in Federal and State courts where there have been errors of constitutional magnitude. I have a great deal of experience putting families back together and making sure that the County follows the rules. I can help.Contact Me Today!
CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CASES
Total cases FROM PUBLIC DEFENDER TO PRIVATE PRACTICE