I am a criminal defense attorney and I represent everyday people facing extraordinary circumstances. Whether my clients are charged with horrible sex crimes, domestic violence or homicide, I am their Champion, fighting the Government in the State courts and Federal courts, I am their David fighting Goliath. I received my law degree from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1977, and my undergraduate degree from San Jose State University in 1974 in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. In addition to my experience as an experienced trial lawyer, I've also held positions as a senior technology leader for high-tech companies like Apple Computer. What makes my practice unique is that I've combined these two disciplines into one practice: Criminal Defense with a Technology focus. I currently practice in the technology corridor of the greater Seattle Eastside, just a few blocks from the Microsoft campus. I am active and licensed to practice in both California and Washington State in both State and Federal courts.
The emergence of technology and digital forensics within the law enforcement community has put a premium on technology expertise. Whether the issue is the effective cross-examination of a digital forensics expert, a complex challenge to DNA software algorithms, or the effective use of multi-media courtroom presentations, having a command of technology provides a huge advantage to the modern criminal lawyer, providing him or her with the ability to challenge the government's case on both legal and technological grounds. This dual-discipline translates into a direct advantage for YOU.
My practice has included everything from defending cases of domestic violence, sex crimes and first degree murder, to capital murder. I enjoy beating the government and I take even the most hopeless cases to trial, if necessary. Prosecutors give me the respect that comes from knowing that I fight vigorously and relentlessly. I've taken many cases to jury trial and have won spectacular, news-breaking victories that could never have been predicted. Every case is unique and I cannot of course promise or suggest that your case will have any particular results; the point is that I know how to conduct a major felony defense and how to strategize and think on my feet in front of a jury when the stakes are high. Juries respect a confident and persuasive presentation of the evidence. Whatever facts are available to your case, they need to be presented logically and forcefully, with the confidence that comes from decades of experience and comfort in front of a jury.
As my client, you will have my personal email, my cell phone number, and an open door. And world-class representation. That's my commitment to you.