Becoming entangled in the criminal justice system can be an extremely stressful experience, particularly if it’s never happened to you before. Part of my representation philosophy is to pay as much attention to the client as to the legal battles I fight on the client’s behalf. I strive to personally attend to each client’s specific needs and situation, to explain the legal processes, options, and likely outcomes as clearly and directly as possible, and to make sure no client question goes unanswered.
As to the legal aspect of my representation, I know as a former prosecutor who has dealt with hundreds of defense attorneys that the best and most effective defense attorneys are those proficient in a wide range of skills. They know the intricacies of the law and stay current on ever-changing developments, they are cordial with judges, prosecutors, and staff, they know when to move quickly or slowly and when to take a soft or hard-line approach, they know the structure and dynamics of prosecution offices and how to use that knowledge to a client’s benefit, they get creative when needed, and when all else fails, they know how argue a case to a jury and get results.
I know that each case is different and will likely require multiple skill sets to get resolved favorably. What I can promise is that I will put my varied skill sets to work for every client to get the best possible outcome, every time.
* National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 Award for 2019