My practice focuses on representing ordinary people who have legal problems. Currently I am a full-time public defender. I represent indigent people who are accused of committing crimes.
Additionally, I represent childen who the government has removed from their home. In these cases, I work toward solutions that either allow children to return home or to find a safe living situation.
In my arbitration matters, I handle financial industry cases. I have acted as a panelist and a chairperson in various cases.
I am firmly committed to the concept of "equal justice under law." The S.L.J. matter (along with the result obtained) demonstrates my commitment to this. In S.L.J., the right to court appointed counsel would have been rendered meaningless had the court not enforced the government's obligation to compensate court appointed counsel.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||2001||04/14/2021|
|IL||Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice||1998||03/13/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Office of the Attorney General- Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands||2005|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender||2013 - Present|
|Owner||Sanders and Co., Ltd.||2005 - Present|
|Assistant Attorney General||Office of the Attorney General||2002 - 2005|
|Associate Attorney||Shanxi International Casting Co., Ltd.||1998 - 2000|
|Editor Intern- Intellectual Property Group||Lee and Li, Attorneys||1998 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Office of the Public Defender- Third Judicial Distirct||Part-Time Public Defender||2006 - Present|
|University of Washington -Seattle||Master of Laws (LL.M.)||1998|
|Drake University||Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1995|
|St. Olaf College||Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)||1991|
|FINRA Case No. 09-01871||Ruling at http://www.finra.org|
|In Re the Matter of S.L.J., 782 N.W.2d 549 (Minn. 2010)||Affirmed (by Minnesota Supreme Court).|
|In Re the Matter of the Welfare of the Child of S.L.J., a Parent||Affirmed in Part, Reversed in Part (by Minnesota Court of Appeals)|
|FINRA No. 06-02116||Ruling at http://www.finra.org|
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