Educational Background

I have a J.D. Degree from Santa Clara University School of Law where I graduated in the top of my class.  I have Bachelors’ Degrees in Sociology and Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara where I graduated Cum Laude and was a member of the Dean’s List.  

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I have been a lawyer since 1988.  I am a former Deputy District Attorney and have experience working at the California Supreme Court.  I have big firm experience including working at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro and Wilson, Sonsini.  I have been in private practice doing Criminal Defense since 1997.  I have years of experience both negotiating cases and doing jury trials and other courtroom work.   I am a member of the California, New York and DC bars.  

I am extremely tenacious and take my responsibility to my clients very seriously.   I have an excellent success rate in getting great outcomes on my cases.