20 Years of Defending People Against Criminal Accusations
I began my criminal defense career in January 1993 and practiced in public defense firms in Everett and Seattle until September 2012 when I returned to school to earn an advanced law degree. I opened my own private criminal defense practice in May 2015.
As a criminal defense attorney I have represented clients in thousands of felony and misdemeanor matters. I have conducted over 100 jury trials in matters including homicide, violent “3rd Strike” offenses, sex offenses, domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, theft, fraud, drug offenses, and DUI and other driving offenses. I also have experience practicing in therapeutic courts including Mental Health Court and Drug Court, as well as Family Court and Juvenile Court.
During my final years in public defense I was promoted to a managing attorney position. In that role I supervised other felony attorneys, investigators, social workers, paralegals and interns. I enjoyed the opportunity to work on the most challenging aspects of our clients’ cases and provide support and guidance to my colleagues in the representation of our clients.