I graduated from Gonzaga Law School in 1977 and have lived in Washington since 1968. I have defended people charged with crimes in Washington for over 35 years. I am now a sole practitioner with a network of investigators, forensic experts and paralegal support to work with me as a team to defend your case.
I will guide you through the maze and difficult process of defending against the charges brought against you. I will bring all of my considerable skill and ability to bear on the problem facing you. Together we will get the very best result possible.
Not every case can use the same team. Putting together the best team for your case is a very important part of defending you. It is a major reason for retaining a lawyer with my skill and experience. If there is something we need, I know where to find it and how to use it. I prepare a case as if it were my own. Since winning my first case in 1976 I have aggressively and successfully represented thousands of clients and tried hundreds of jury trials.
I have broad experience in criminal law. I have served as a pro tem trial judge in Superior, District and Municipal Courts. I have trained other lawyers to successfully defend serious criminal charges. My record of successful defense is well known. By reputation I am considered an exceptional trial lawyer. My office is in Shoreline, Washington. I am available as needed in person, by email, fax and phone 24 hours a day, state wide.I am admitted to the Washington State Bar, The United States Supreme Court, The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the District Court for the Western District of Washington. I am a member of the American Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, Washington Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, Washington Defenders Association, The King County Bar Association and the Snohomish County Bar Association. I have appeared on cases state wide and in Federal Court. I am qualified by the Washington Supreme Court to conduct trials in death penalty cases
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