Experienced criminal trial attorney (prosecutor) with extremely high jury success. More than 20 jury trials since January 2010. Prior experience in bankruptcy, civil litigation, family law, personal injury (plaintiff and defense), and other fields of practice.
Admitted to California State Bar December 1985
State Bar #119381
Case details and writing samples available upon request
In seven and a half years as a deputy district attorney I handled a variety of assignments, including resolution of complex civil environmental cases. I conducted over thirty jury trials, both felony and misdemeanor, achieving a conviction rate of over 85%. Most of these trials took place between January 2010 and July 2012. During 2012 I conducted seven jury trials between March and July and obtained convictions in all of them.
Handled all aspects of establishment and collection of paternity and child support orders.
Many exceptional collection efforts. Successful jury trial (guilty on all counts) of a father who refused to pay court-ordered child support but provided goods and services directly to his children, who testified.
General civil practice emphasizing family law and bankruptcy but including Advised clients of their rights.Drafted and amended complaints.Propounded discovery documents such as form interrogatories.Drafted all necessary motions relevant to each case.Advised clients on upcoming Section 341(a) meetings.Explained the legal process to each client and answered questions to help ease concerns.Assisted clients with legal issues, including consumer debt.Initiated dialogue between all parties involved in the case.
Lead Articles Editor, SIU Law Review
Matthew Bender awards
National Moot Court team
Class rank 19/87
Graduated August 1979 (age 20)
Minors in political science and philosophy
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