Thank you for visiting my Avvo page. I've been litigating and trying complex civil... more
Thank you for visiting my Avvo page. I've been litigating and trying complex civil cases for over 28 years, and I've enjoyed (almost) every one of them. In the "cases" section you can view a list of some of the cases I have handled. For more detailed information about my background and experience, or for a consultation, please feel free to contact me.
I have spent many years as a Prosecuting Attorney for several small cities in... more
I have spent many years as a Prosecuting Attorney for several small cities in Western Washington. During that time I have also served as an instructor in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, and Court Room Procedure and Testimony for many Police Agencies. Let me use that knowledge and experiance gained as a Prosecutor to DEFEND you from over zealous police and young inexper... view profile
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