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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    36 years


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Great Distinction in ScholarshipUniversity of California, Berkeley1976
Honors in EconomicsUniversity of California, Berkeley1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalBarnes Law Firm2006 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyModoc County District Attorney's Office2003 - 2006
Special Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Dept. of Justice1987 - 1988
Special Deputy Attorney GeneralCalifornia Attorney General's Office1986 - 1987
Deputy District AttorneyContra Costa County District Attorney's Office1982 - 2001
Associate CounselBank of America, NT&SA1981 - 1982
Assistant CounselGeneral Electric Company1979 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A1979 - Present
Phi Beta KappaN/A1976 - Present
California District Attorneys AssociationN/A1982 - 2006
American Bar AssociationN/A1979 - 1982
California Law ReviewAssociate Editor1977 - 1979
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. FregiaAvoided a death penalty, got life instead
2010 Cocaine CaseCase Dismissed
2010 Marijuana Conspiracy CaseDiversion Program with Dismissal of Charges
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of California - BerkeleyEconomicsA.B.1976
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of California, Hastings College of the LawCapital Punishment in AmericaN/A
Los Medanos CollegeThe Law of Search and SeizureN/A