I am a true believer in our Constitution, and the right to Due Process of Law, no matter who you are, what you look like, or with what crime a person is charged. I believe in the words of Justice Hugo Black, that the size of a person's wallet should not determine the kind of justice he or she receives. I believe that one of the roles of a criminal defense lawyer is to be that wall between the client and the awesome power of the government that attempts to take life or liberty. I have been rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale Hubbell's peer review rating process in both legal ability and ethics, an honor held by fewer than five percent (5%) of attorneys, and am fully "death qualified" for representation of clients in Florida charged with capital first degree murder. I am a former President of the Lee County Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a former Chairperson of the Criminal Law Practice Section of the Lee County Bar Association. My practice is devoted exclusively to criminal defense, and my firm handles every type of criminal case in state and federal court. I pride myself in giving my all to the clients and cases I handle, and am never satisfied with the ordinary result. I practice in state and federal court, and have had numerous significant victories in both arenas. I have offices in both Fort Myers and Naples.
I have handled tens of thousands of criminal cases in almost 30 years of practicing criminal defense. I have extensive jury trial experience with almost every type of charge, from murder in the first degree to major drug trafficking cases to misdmeanors and DUI. I have been asked to co-counsel on numerous cases by other criminal lawyers who sought my assistance in various aspects of defending serious and complex cases, such as jury selection, scientific evidence - fingerprints, DNA, medical examiner testimony - confessions, and mitigating circumstances.