I am proud to be one of a handful of attorneys in the state of California to have been presented an award for 20 consecutive years as a “Certified Specialist by the State Bar of California” in the field of criminal law. Now, I am approaching my 30th year of having this distinction, as I continue to focus my practice on preserving the rights of people facing damaging charges at both the state and federal levels.
I have achieved an “AV” rating* endorsed by my peers and judges in the legal profession. I have maintained such rating for over 10 years. This rating confirms both my legal abilities and ethics as being “Preeminent.”
As a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, I understand how the criminal justice system works from the point of view of the prosecution. This insight has assisted me in my defense practice since entering private practice in 1978. I focus my practice primarily on federal criminal defense, a complex area that requires a significant investment of time and resources in order to be successful.
I have earned a stellar reputation in federal criminal defense work that has afforded me the opportunity to travel throughout the United States representing individuals charged with criminal offenses. For more information on my areas of expertise, including appeals and writs of habeas corpus, see my practice areas page.
From complex drug cases involving multiple defendants in the United States District Courts to simple misdemeanors at the local courthouse, each case I take on receives the personal attention required to bring about the desired results. As your lawyer, I will handle your case with the proper discretion and pursue all available options for protecting your rights and reputation.
*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.