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I will personally represent you
I do not turn my client’s cases over to less experienced associates and I do not farm out written or behind-the-scenes work to other lawyers. I represent my clients through all phases of the case, at every hearing, and handle all aspects from beginning to end. My practice is trial-intensive and I handle all aspects of preparing a case for trial.
I am passionate about the work I do. Being accused of a crime or becoming the target of a criminal investigation can be a terrifying experience and can profoundly affect a person’s life, family and job. I am a tough advocate for my clients and I work tenaciously and diligently to obtain the best possible outcome in every case. I am an effective negotiator as well as fearless trial lawyer and both skill sets serve my clients well. I work with a network of other professionals — investigators and experts — to provide each client with the most powerful defense.
Most people who hire a criminal defense lawyer have no idea what to expect. I will take the time to explain what you can expect during each stage of your case. I will make sure you understand what will happen at each hearing and the steps I will be taking in preparing your case. With your input, I will arrive at a strategy for approaching your case that will help you feel in control.
I understand that facing a criminal allegation can be a humiliating experience. My job is to help you get the best possible outcome and to guide you through what can be a difficult and scary process. I will not judge you and will always treat you with respect.
CONNECTIONS AND AFFILIATIONS
Board member of the Seattle Clemency Project ("SCP") and co-author of SCP Manual
2015-2017 National representative for attorneys who take appointed federal cases in the Western District of Washington
Co-Author of manual for Federal Criminal Practice in Western District of Washington
Member of both the National and Washington Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations.
Educator of teachers about the criminal justice system through a collaboration with Seattle University Law and Federal Court judges.
Presenter and co-chair for seminars for other lawyers on a variety of criminal defense, protection order, federal practice and domestic violence issues