Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for more than ten years in achievement in criminal court. Thrives in dynamic environments and quickly adapts to the ever-changing demands of the legal field.Admitted to the State Bar of Michigan in May,1991.
Provide advice, support and interpretations of law to the Detroit Police Department on matters arising during the investigation of non fatal shootings and other violent crimes.Review warrant documents and evaluate the applicable case law to assess the merit of a case. Interview and prepare witnesses for felony cases. Develop detailed litigation strategies for each case. Draft, respond and argue all necessary motions relevant to each case. Conduct felony bench and jury trials.Represent the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office on several law enforcement task forces consisting of federal, state, county and city entities as well as community service agencies.Address citizens' concerns during block club, neighborhood association and community group meetings.Attend community events.Lead Attorney. First line supervisor of the Community Prosecution and School Prosecution Units within the Special Operations Division.
Represented clients in all phases of criminal prosecution, civil litigation and administrative hearings.Explained the legal process to each client and answered questions to help ease concerns. Advised clients of their rights.Drafted and amended complaints.Appeared for status conferences and settlement conferences. Conducted legal research and facts investigation for case litigation. Drafted all necessary motions relevant to each case.Presented and summarized cases to both judges and juries.
Represented indigent clients in criminal prosecutions. Advised clients of their rights. Offered extensive explanations of the legal process and potential defenses to each client.Developed litigation strategies for each case including relevant motions. Initiated and negotiated plea agreements. Performed jury and bench trials.
Prosecuted misdemeanor ordinance and traffic violations. Researched and wrote memorandums of law, motions and briefs. Prosecuted cases before both judges and juries.
Represented the School of Law at recruitment forums held by colleges and universities nationwide.Engaged participants by sharing my experience. Thoroughly explained the admission process to prospective students Developed and implemented strategies to recruit and retain minority students.Interviewed prospective students and recommended students for admission to the School of Law.
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