Being charged with a criminal offense is serious matter. The consequences of a criminal conviction — no matter how seemingly minor — can be serious and long lasting. Generally, no one is looking out for your legal interests in a criminal case except your defense attorney. Your defense attorney’s entire job is to safeguard your interests and protect you from the overwhelming power of the government that is investigating and prosecuting you. I have been told many times that I saved people from very tough legal dilemmas and did “a stunning job” defending them. I continuously research the latest cases, legal treatises, scientific literature, and articles on the subject of drunk driving defense, allowing me to be on the cutting edge of Assault and DV (Domestic Violence) and DUI defense at all times. Most of my practice primarily focusses on defending those accused of Domestic Violence Assault charges.
Also, and very importantly, I take a holistic approach to every client, as each person and their case and history is different and unique, and as every client has different legal goals. I know how to read a police report to find issues to help your case, and how to best present you and your case in court and to the prosecutor.
I have been practicing law in the Seattle-Everett-Tacoma area since 1986, with over 26 years of experience in criminal defense and DUI defense. I am a member in good standing with the Washington State Bar Association and belong to several professional associations. I have also been a member of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers the American Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers…
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lake Forest College (1972), where I majored in Chemistry and International Relations and was consistently on the Dean’s List and was nominated Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society (the only honor society for college and university students of government in the United States). I received my law degree (J.D., Juris Doctor) from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1982, graduating “with distinction,” in the top 11% of my graduating class, and was elected by the faculty to the Order of John Marshall, an honorary scholastic society. I have passed both the Illinois and Washington State Bar exams (the first time I took them; Many attorneys must take the bar exam more than one time to pass). I have been helping people save their freedom and dignity since 1989 and again, I have been told many times that I saved people from very tough legal dilemmas and did “a stunning job” defending them…
I have argued thousands of cases and have represented clients across our State, but work primarily in the Bellevue, Seattle, Everett, and greater Puget Sound area of Western Washington State, including King County, Snohomish County, Skagit, Island, and Whatcom Counties. This has included clients from Issaquah and Mercer Island to Seattle, Federal Way, Tacoma, Everett and Marysville, with those from everywhere in between – Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Lake Forest Park, Edmonds, Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville, Kirkland, Redmond, Totem Lake, Shoreline, Sultan, Duvall, Carnation, Granite Falls, Snohomish, Mount Vernon, Arlington and all other surrounding communities.
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