Detail-oriented, conscientious and organized criminal and civil litigator with over 18 years experience in federal and state courts. Innovative lawyer highly effective at developing creative case strategies and writing persuasive briefs, motions, and resolving cases through effective negotiations. Substantial experience and success tackling appellate briefs and oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lead counsel in 394 federal cases
100 percent conviction rate as lead trial counsel for the United States
FBI Director Meuller Award -outstanding white collar crime prosecution, 2009
City of Spokane Police Chief's Citizen Award: Justice for Fraud Victim's Project with Gonzaga University, 2010
US Department of Veteran's Affairs, Office of Inspector General: outstanding dedicated service award, 2011
Criminal Trials: Lead prosecutor in 394 federal felony cases.
Convictions obtained in 100% of cases proceeding to jury trial (about 20); negotiated settlements in remaining 90% of case load;
Civil Litigation: Settled complex health care fraud related affirmative civil enforcement actions by obtaining significant monetary judgments for the United States against medical professionals;
Supervisor (2012-2014): Directed and managed federal agents and legal professionals in the investigation of federal crimes and affirmative civil enforcement actions; supervised a team of as many as 8 federal prosecutors and 4 legal support staff, including hiring new attorneys, managing time and attendance, conducting employee performance work appraisals, promoting equal employment opportunity and diversity, and promoting collegiality.
Attorney: general practice including criminal defense and family law.
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney: Bannock County (1995-1998) and Blaine County (1998-2001). Prosecuted State of Idaho felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases and mental commitment proceedings.
Edgar A. Sandman, Government Law Center Fellow
International Relations French Cum Laude
Obtained fluency in French through year-long study abroad program
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