I practice in the area of California Dependency Law, also known as W&I 300 or "CPS" law. I am a full-time public defender in Butte County, CA. I am assigned cases by rotation and represent children, parents or guardians as assigned.
I also accept privately-retained cases.
Sexually Violent Predator Law, CA W&I 6600. This is a sub-specialty for me (see full profile). From 2000 through 2003 I handled SVP cases as an appointed public defender in Butte County. More recently I have been involved in defending several SVP cases in Lassen County, from 2007 to the present time. Practicing SVP law requires the ability to integrate elements of criminal law and civil law, plus additional features unique to the commitment of SVP's. I will accept private clients.