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  1. Litigation: 55%
    20 years, 750 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    29 years, 500 cases

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210 First St., Sw, Ste. 400
Roanoke, VA, 24011


VAAuthorized to practice law198703/31/2016
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199708/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Writing Competition, 3rd placeFood and Drug Law Institute1987
Significant Legal ScholarshipWest Publishing Company1987
American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal ProcedureLawyers Co-operative Publishing Co.1987
Significant Legal ScholarshipWest Publishing Company1986
American Jurisprudence Award in JurisprudenceLawyers Co-operative Publishing Co.1986
Significant Legal ScholarshipWest Publishing Company1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
First Asst. Federal Public DefenderFederal Public Defenders Office, WDVa.2006 - Present
Public Defender for the City of Newport NewsNewport News Public Defender's Office2005 - 2006
Deputy Public DefenderNorfolk Public Defenders Office2002 - 2005
Lead Trial AttorneyNationwide Insurance Trial Division1992 - 2001
Associate AttorneyKnight, Dudley, Dezern & Clarke1987 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationRoanoke Steering Committee2011 - Present
Federal Defenders AssociationN/A2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysN/A2002 - Present
Lawyers Helping LawyersChairman, Tidewater Committee2001 - 2003
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar AssociationADR Committee1999 - 2000
St. Margaret's SchoolMember, Board of Governors1996 - 1999
Norfolk Portsmouth Bar AssociationCLE Committee1994 - 2001
Unity Church of Tidewaterusher, Sunday School teacher1994 - 2006
Lawyers Helping LawyersChairman, Tidewater Committee1992 - 1997
Virginia Bar AssociationSubstance Abuse Committee Member1992 - 1997
Lawyers Helping LawyersN/A1988 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. Thornton, 554 F.3d 443 (2009)sentence reversed
Bosley v. Shepherd, 554 S.E.2d 77 (2001)Plaintiff's verdict reversed and remanded
Little Creek Investment Corp. v. HubbardN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
The ChampionBook Review of Hard Time & Nursery Rhymes by Claudia Trupp2009
Bepress.comContempt for the Rights of Man: The Role of Prosecutorial Misconduct in Virginia Capital Cases2008
Old Dominion University ThesisBoys Will Be Boys: A Social Control Approach to the Assessment of Gender-Based Sentencing Disparity2005
The Virginian Pilot, Law Matters SectionI Thought I had Full Coverage!1999
The RecoveryConfidentiality Protection Expanded for LHL1997
28 William & Mary Law Review 711Alternatives to Manufacturer Liability for Injuries Caused by the Sabin-Type Oral Polio Vaccines1987
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Old Dominion UniversityApplied Sociology, criminal justice emphasisMA - Masters2005
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Saint Leo CollegeSociologyB.A., summa cum laude1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Frank Dunham Annual Criminal Law ConferenceLegal Ethics and Lawyer Distress: Dealing With Burnout, Depression, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse2011
Frank Dunham Third Annual Criminal Law ConferenceProsecutorial Misconduct: What Defense Lawyers Need to Know2010
Second Annual Trial Skills BootcamptMotions to Suppress2005
Alternative Dispute Resolution SeminarNew Ethics Rules Related to ADR2000
Personal Injury Seminar, Dealing with DamagesUsing IMEs1995
Norfolk Chapter MeetingThe Tripartite Relationship: Staff Counsel's Perspective1995