We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
I am a second-generation criminal defense attorney, the son of two career public defenders, with over eight years experience myself as a public defender in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. I believe in treating my clients with respect, listening to their story without judgment, protecting their rights, and fighting for the best possible outcome in their case. I understand that no two clients are the same, and no case deserves a cookie cutter treatment. Clients who have the best information are empowered to make the best decisions, and I make it my mission to lay out the process, the evidence, and the law for my clients in a non-threatening way so they can feel confident in the direction and resolution of their case. I pride myself in being able to understand and relate difficult scientific concepts to juries, and I love the challenge of developing expertise in an new area of science or law.
In addition to my work as a criminal defense attorney, I assist clients in civil negotiations when they need someone to organize and present a case on their behalf. Through practice, I have become a versatile attorney that can quickly get up to speed on unorthodox cases with novel issues.
When I am not in trial or representing clients in negotations, I am helping organizing local activism events. I assist large public marches and activists doing direct action by acting as a negotiator between activists and police. As an activist myself, I am constantly in contact with law enforcement negotiating on my own behalf and on the behalf of my comrades, and I instruct activist groups around the country on how to assert their Constitutional rights effectively.
I am an animal lover. I rescue and foster cats, and I assist and advise those looking to help rescue animals of all species.