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I am an attorney in both California and Washington State. I am currently teaching first year law students at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and developing my pro bono practice with disadvantaged clients both through Thomas Jefferson's legal clinic and in the San Diego community.


I have extensive experience handling misdemeanor and felony cases in Washington State. I have independently tried over 20 jury trials and I have written and argued over 100 criminal motions. I have written and argued numerous appeals both to the Superior Court and to the Court of Appeals. I believe that having a smart, hardworking attorney is essential to defending your right to a fair trial. I especially enjoy cases involving search and seizure issues as well as other constitutional issues.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    13 years, 750 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    13 years, 200 cases

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Contact info

Thomas Jefferson School of Law

2121 San Diego Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92110

2121 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
CALI Award for Legal Writing IICALI2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate Director, Academic Success ProgramThomas Jefferson School of Law2009 - Present
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Office of Zachary L. Fleet2007 - 2008
Public Defense AttorneySnohomish County Public Defender Association2004 - 2007
Public Defense AttorneyCity of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park2003 - 2004
Rule 9 InternThe Defender Association2003 - 2003
Judicial ExternChambers of Judge Marsha Pechman2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - 2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor, magna cum laude2003
Louisiana State University, Baton RougeTheatre & EnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1997