Former Supervising Prosecutor for Ventura County
I have demonstrated excellence from the very outset of my legal career. I am a 1995 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law where I served with distinction as Editor-In-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review. I was also a member of the School’s championship trial team.
I serve as an Adjunct Faculty member at Pepperdine University School of Law where I teach the importance of effective legal writing. Effective legal writing is critical to the successful defense of any criminal case.
I am an expert in the use of force by law enforcement. I will hold the government accountable for violations of my clients’ Constitutional rights.
I have 17 years of experience as a prosecutor in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. As a Senior Deputy District Attorney, I gained the experience and knowledge that will benefit you. While serving as a Supervising Prosecutor, I managed the prosecution of the following cases:
- General Misdemeanor Offenses
- Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs
- Felony Offenses Including Crimes of Violence and Fraud
- Major Narcotics
- Auto Theft
Years of Experience Training Attorneys, Police Officers and Law Students
I have trained countless attorneys, law enforcement officers, and law students in legal issues that are certain to be relevant to any criminal case. I have instructed other attorneys how to prepare a case for trial, the art of jury selection, and how to effectively argue in court.
I have trained police officers, attorneys and forensic scientists employed by the Ventura County Crime laboratory concerning advanced issues in DNA and trace evidence. When you are charged with a crime, you need an attorney that is not just book smart. You need someone who understands people and the application of science in the courtroom.
As a seasoned attorney, I understand the rules of evidence and criminal procedure that could make all the difference in your case. Due to my winning record in the courtroom, I was promoted early in my career to the elite Major Crimes Unit of the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. I have tried the most complex cases in criminal law, including murder cases involving the death penalty.
As a criminal defense attorney, I work incredibly hard to help my clients and protect their interests. I have used my courtroom skills to prevail in countless legal matters. If you are charged with a crime in Ventura County, contact me as soon as possible so that I can begin investigating your case and preparing your defense. I look forward to hearing from you!