I have practiced law since 1981 and am admitted to the bars of Massachusetts, Florida, and the District of Columbia. For most of my career I was a public defender -- more than ten... more
I have practiced law since 1981 and am admitted to the bars of Massachusetts, Florida, and the District of Columbia. For most of my career I was a public defender -- more than ten years as a federal public defender, and another ten years as a state court defender. I also spent four and a half years teaching criminal defense trial practice at Harvard Law School. I have tried all kinds of serious... view profile
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