Since mid-1987, I have been a private sole practitioner specializing in criminal defense and civil rights litigation. I represented clients in the state and federal courts charged with crimes that range from petit theft to first degree murder and include federal charges of drug trafficking and continuing criminal enterprises. I also represented clients in the state and federal appeal courts. I argued the case of Smith v. United States, 508 U.S. 223 (1993), before the Supreme Court of the United States where the Court appointed me to represent the petitioner John Angus Smith. In addition, I was counsel in a 220 person class action suit, Jones v. Sheriff, 9 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D107 (S.D. Fla. 1995), against the local Sheriff where the federal judge entered summary judgment proscribing the practice of post-acquittal detention and ordered damages for the class in an amount in excess of one million dollars.