I knew I wanted to practice criminal defense law when I was fifteen. I was a student at Cholla High school in Tucson, where the legal magnet program brought me amazing mentors that helped me internalize at an early age the importance of helping others, especially those who are most vulnerable.
After graduating from the University of Arizona with a bachelors degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate degree three years later, I joined a prominent DUI defense firm in Tucson w here I developed extensive litigation skills and was trained by national experts in DUI and criminal defense.
Based primarily on my desire to help those most in need I left private practice and practiced law as a Pima County Public Defender where I tried cases ranging from drug possession and domestic violence to vehicular homicide, first-degree murder, and sexual assault.
After chairing the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Seminar committee for several years, I was promoted to run the Pima County Public Defender’s Office training program as well as the University of Arizona College of Law Public Defense Clinic as part-time clinical faculty.
I spent several years as a Law Professor and Administrator at the James E. Rogers College of Law where I taught and directed programs related to basic trial advocacy, bar and academic success skills, non-academic competencies, and skills for practice.
After having the practicing law privately, publicly, and working in legal education, I opened my own modern law practice that incorporates technology and 21st century business practices to best serve my clients.
My law practice is located in Downtown, Tucson, Arizona, and I provide concierge-level service to clients facing criminal charges including DUI, Domestic Violence and felony-level offenses.
I am always looking for new and exciting ways to deliver better client service. I use digital tools and systems to make the process of hiring, and working with me easy and enjoyable, even under the most stressful circumstances.
Early on in my career as a trial attorney, I discovered a passion for helping other lawyers and aspiring lawyers improve their craft, and I built a reputation as an educator on a variety of topics, including DUI defense, trial techniques, legal ethics, attorney wellness, and productivity. I worked as a law professor for several years prior to opening my own firm where I combine both my trial skills and talent for speaking and teaching, I excel at reducing the complicated and difficult down to the simple and actionable—for my clients, opposing counsel, the judge and jury.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|DWI Detecton and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration||2011|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases Course Completion||National College of DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2011|
|Trial College Graduate||National College of DUI Defense||2010|
|Certificate in Criminal Law and Policy||The University of Arizona||2009|
|Associate Attorney||Nesci & St. Louis||2010 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2010 - Present|
|Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Pima County Young Lawyers Division||Secretary||2011 - 2012|
|State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyer's Division||Pima County Delegate||2011 - 2012|
|Pima County Bar Association Writ||There's an App For That: Using Smart Phones in your Legal Practice||2011|
|Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual Seminar||2011|
|AACJ Aggressive Defense of the Accussed Impaired Driver Seminar Attendee||2011|
|Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual Seminar||2010|
|AACJ Aggressive Defense of the Accussed Impaired Driver, Seminar Attendee||2010|
|AACJ: Aggressive Defense of the Accused Impaired Driver Seminar Attendee||2009|
|University of Arizona College of Law||Law||2009|
|University of Arizona||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
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August 10, 2011