I entered law school late in life, entering Gonzaga School of Law at age 44. Because I brought years of experience to school, My attitude and outlook was a bit different from those of my classmates. Having encountered many legal situations first-hand, I studied with the goal of the relation of the law to real people.
In working six years for the Spokane County, Washington, prosecutor's office, I had the opportunity to apply what I had learned. I was generally known among the defense bar as a "
Having recently begun work as a private practitioner, I am still exploring my options for areas of concentration. I am willing to consider just about any kind of case. If I am confident I can provide excellent service on the case, I will take it. If I believe another attorney can do a better job, I will make a referral to that attorney.
As both prosecutor and as defense attorney, I have handled cases from simple misdemeanors to Class B felonies. I understand what makes a strong case for the state, and I understand how to find weaknesses in a case. I can use this experience and knowledge to the best advantage of my clients.
I have been involved in DUI cases on both the prosecution and defense side. With this background, I know the strategies the state will use in prosecuting a case and therefore know how to react to the benefit of my clients.