Most of us never expect to face criminal charges, especially those which are significantly out of proportion with the crime in question. Such experiences can leave you feeling powerless and fearful, but I work to empower your spirit and guide you back to a life of normalcy.
As a former public defender, I have tried many different types of criminal cases. This gives me invaluable insight.
Regardless of what you’ve been accused of, I promise to treat you with respect and advocate on your behalf.
Though my areas of practice may seem unrelated, they overlap in many ways. Most notably, I am in the business of fighting for freedom and opportunity, regardless of the type of case.
I begin each case with a clear strategy: prepare as if I’m going to trial. Though many cases can be settled outside the courtroom, I never eliminate any available option until there is an objective reason to do so. My clients generally appreciate this approach as they see I’m working on their behalf and doing what’s best for them rather than what’s easiest for me.
More often than not, this strategy benefits my client even if the case does end up settling. Preparation, after all, is one of the strongest negotiation tactics. When the opposing side sees they’re going to be in over their heads in trial, they’re more likely to be open to favorable negotiations.
If the case proceeds to trial, then I start ahead of the game. No matter how cordial I may seem with other attorneys in the courtroom, I never forget my main objective. My loyalty is to my client. I’m there to secure a favorable outcome on their behalf, and I’m not afraid to adopt more aggressive tactics when necessary. After all, it’s more important for the prosecutor to respect me and fear for their ability to win than it is for them to like me on a personal level. And as someone who is competitive by nature, this comes rather naturally.