I have tried numerous jury trials for clients facing criminal charges. I have... more
I have tried numerous jury trials for clients facing criminal charges. I have defended licensed professionals in administrative hearings. I do this work because I believe in it and because I want to help people in need. I have defended clients in a broad spectrum of criminal proceedings including DUI, mortgage fraud, embezzlement, drug possession, domestic violence, child abuse, resisting ar... view profile
I began practicing law in the defense of employers and their insurance companies.... more
I began practicing law in the defense of employers and their insurance companies. While it was a secure job, there was not much job satisfaction. In 2004, I won a multi-million dollar jury verdict for a former employee of a large tech company who was terminated because she was pregnant and took pregnancy leave. I learned that the job satisfaction came from helping people help themselves, and ... view profile
I joined Simas Associates, Ltd. in 2011 after managing a taxation law firm for the... more
I joined Simas Associates, Ltd. in 2011 after managing a taxation law firm for the previous 6 years. I ama graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and received my law degree at the University ofWisconsin Law School in 2005. In my prior position, I oversaw the business operations of a 25-member law firm that employeda staff of over 150. My management areas included Client Service... view profile
Certified specialist in workers' compensation. I handle cases for large and small... more
Certified specialist in workers' compensation. I handle cases for large and small employers, public agencies, counites and cities. Approved arbitrator for WCAB matters. Speaker and lecturer at industry and association events.
First and formost I am a family man. I've been married to my lovely wife Shelly for... more
First and formost I am a family man. I've been married to my lovely wife Shelly for nearly 39 years, we have four children and seven granchilldren.Prior to starting the practice of law in 2008, I was a Director of Human Resources for 13 years in two large Oregon school districts. Before that I was a school principal for 13 years at middle and elementary schools in Oregon and a special education... view profile
AMINA R. MERRITT, a native of Hartford, CT, is Founding Attorney of the Merritt Law... more
AMINA R. MERRITT, a native of Hartford, CT, is Founding Attorney of the Merritt Law Clinic, Sacramento, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College, Amherst, MA in 1980. After a one-year fellowship in the Masters’ Program for Public Administration at Fordham University, NY, Ms. Merritt attended the University of Southern California, Goul... view profile
I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Clayton High School I graduated... more
I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Clayton High School I graduated with a degree in political science from the University of Chicago. I next attended the University of California Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. While attending law school I worked on police practices matters with the NAACP West Coast Regional Office in San Francisco, Oakland and later in Richmond, Californi... view profile
Federal and state government agencies are required to follow certain procedures in order for their actions to be constitutional. For the federal government, these procedures are generally outlined by the Federal Administrative Procedure Act (FAPA). Each state government has its own set of administrative procedures as well, some of which are modeled after FAPA. An administrative law attorney specializes in administrative procedures at the federal and/or state level. Some examples of administrative agencies include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If, for example, the FDA passes new rules that affect your business, you may benefit from the services of an administrative law lawyer to better understand whether the FDA followed the correct procedure in passing these rules and whether you should contest them.
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