Before and while I was in law school, I served as Director of Research for the Legislature of Michigan's Washington, D.C. office, coordinating federal/state legislation between the Michigan Congressional delegation and the Michigan legislature.
Upon graduating from law school, I worked as a staff attorney for the Rhode Island Supreme Court. From 1981-1987, I was a prosecutor in the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney's Office. I have been a criminal defense lawyer since 1987.
I currently serve as president of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and teach continuing legal education around the state for a number of associations and organizations.