Posted by a Criminal Defense client
This guy represented a friend of mine in a federal case. Assigned as a public defendant, he really went above and beyond to defend her. He wrote a 9 page letter to the judge detailing all the ways in which my friend was dealt a crappy hand in life (which was true, parents were drug addicts, dad was in prison by age 6, her mom was dead by age 11.. she and her sister were on their own since then) and explained how she really was a victim of circumstances unfairly imposed by the state. Such as being required to have a job as conditions of release but suspending her drivers license, then arresting her for driving without a license and revoking her probation etc... And how the charge used to implicate her in a federal trial had nothing to do with the case and was out of jurisdiction.
I liked this guy alot and thought he did a really good job. He stood up for what was right, and not because he was paid to but because it was right.
I highly recommend him.