I care about my clients as people. Besides aiming to win them an acquittal or the best possible settlement , I work with each client to help minimize the stress one feels when facing criminal charges or having had one's property seized and held by the government. I hugely respect our Bill of Rights, whose wise principles are reinforced every time I can convince a judge that law enforcement violated the Fourth or Fifth Amendment by unlawfully searching or improperly questioning my clients.
Besides practicing law, I love tennis, hiking and backpacking (preferably in the company of dogs). Protecting the world's remaining wild places and creatures is a long-standing passion, which has led me to pro bono legal defense of people arrested during environmental protests in Humboldt and Mendocino counties and to serve six years as a Mendocino County planning commissioner.
|5th district Planning Commissioner||County of Mendocino||2000 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1996 - 2010|
|CACJ FORUM Magazine||Doping and Due Process: The 9th Circuit Addresses Involuntary Drugging||2003|
|John F Kennedy Univ SOL||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|Princeton University||MA - Masters||1969|
|New York Univ||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1967|
|People vs. Rickey Renick (Mendocino County)||Misdemeanor conviction, time served|
|People vs. Aubrey Karcey (Mendocino County)||Misdemeanor possession of marijuana|
|People vs. Bruce Campbell||Charges dismissed|
|People vs. Krog-Smith||Evidence suppressed, case dismissed.|
|People vs. Damien Akens||Dismissal following suppression of evidence|
|People vs. Milton Topete||Acquitted in jury trial.|
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