I am an attorney in both California and Washington State. I am currently teaching first year law students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and developing my pro bono practice with disadvantaged clients both through Thomas Jefferson's legal clinic and in the San Diego community.
I have extensive experience handling misdemeanor and felony cases in Washington State. I have independently tried over 20 jury trials and I have written and argued over 100 criminal motions. I have written and argued numerous appeals both to the Superior Court and to the Court of Appeals. I believe that having a smart, hardworking attorney is essential to defending your right to a fair trial. I especially enjoy cases involving search and seizure issues as well as other constitutional issues.
Licensed since 2003
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|CALI Award for Legal Writing II||CALI||2002|
|Associate Director, Academic Success Program||Thomas Jefferson School of Law||2009 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||Law Office of Zachary L. Fleet||2007 - 2008|
|Public Defense Attorney||Snohomish County Public Defender Association||2004 - 2007|
|Public Defense Attorney||City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park||2003 - 2004|
|Rule 9 Intern||The Defender Association||2003 - 2003|
|Judicial Extern||Chambers of Judge Marsha Pechman||2002 - 2002|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2003 - 2007|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor, magna cum laude||2003|
|Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge||Theatre & English||Bachelor of Arts||1997|