I was born and raised on the West Coast where I lived in Seattle, WA and Newport Beach, CA. My family moved to Wisconsin when I was 15 in 1976. I then lived in St. Paul MN for 4 years of college (Macalester College) and 3 years in St. Louis MO for law school (Washington University School of Law). Since returning to Wisconsin after Law School I settled down in Sheboygan and have had my principal office in Sheboygan County from the beginning.
I can easily We were held in a holding cell for 3 hours. I have never forgotten the feeling of powerlessness combined with frustration at the way the police assumed guilt before even asking any of us for our side of the story. To this day, it is rare when part of what I do to help my client's is work the police should have done in the first place but failed to do.
Not only have I spent the past 26+ years as a criminal defense attorney, I have participated as a lecture/teacher at seminars for social workers, police, prosecutors and medical personnel. From my first year in law school to today, I have worked with the Missouri and Wisconsin High School Mock Trial Programs as a coach, judge and regional tournament coordinator.