I have known Les for many years. I treasure our friendship. As well, we have worked together, as co-counsel, on several very difficult felony matters, not least a savage child abuse case involving a false confession. Les is truly dedicated to the art of trial lawyering. In all the cases we've done, I have seen him work to the bone to hone the case down, to get to the real issues, and to confront head on the bad facts. I have seen him, of course, deal with good facts, too, in terms of negotiating cases. But Les is a throwback: he's not really a settlement lawyer -- he's the old school, sharp, bright, honest trial lawyer-type who will not hesitate to put a jury in the box. I have seen him do it countless times to great success. Les is well regarded in the community. We were co-trial lawyers of the year a couple years ago. I was shocked, but hardly surprised that Les had been so honored. Les has taught countless lawyers how not just to try hard cases but how to win them.
Mark Mcbride Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter