I have focused on criminal defense throughout my 26+ year career -- starting as a state court Public Defender; working at one of the largest law firms in Seattle; and eventually starting my own private practice. I have represented clients in Washington State, Alaska, Oregon, California, Colorado, Wyoming, Mississippi, South Carolina and North Carolina. I have handled numerous appeals in the United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington Court of Appeals, and the Washington Supreme Court.
I have tried dozens of cases in Federal Court; State Superior Court, and various Municipal and District Court around Washington State.
My fellow criminal defense lawyers elected me President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004-5.