I specialize in criminal defense. I handle all serious felonies, including sex crimes, drug cases, weapon charges, domestic violence, child abuse, gang cases, violent felonies, burglary, robbery, theft, fraud, and DUI cases. In addition, I handle all varieties of misdemeanor cases, including DUIs.
I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Degree in Diplomatic History. I subsequently graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2001. I started my legal career as a prosecutor working in the District Attorney’s office in San Mateo County where I worked from 2001 to 2007. In 2007, I joined the prestigious law firm of Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley to pursue the civil arena of law, wherein I handled all types of cases, including intellectual property, employment, real estate, and personal injury.
In 2008, I left to start my own practice doing criminal defense. Throughout my career, I have had tremendous success handling a multitude of serious cases, including sex assault, DUIs, assault, domestic violence, robbery, gang allegations, drug sales and possession, burglary, theft, and attempted murder. Successes include outright dismissals of felony and misdemeanor cases, defending a multi-count rape case to not guilty verdicts at a jury trial, getting clients drug and alcohol treatment programs instead of jail sentences, persuading Judges and Deputy District Attorneys to disregard prior strikes, earning multiple not guilty verdicts at trial, and getting cases thrown out based on illegal searches by the police.
I also have signifiant experience representing both victims and witnesses whenever they are in need of an attorney in the criminal system. I routinely help clients throughout the entire Bay Area.
I will meet with you personally to discuss how I can best handle your situation and address your needs. I rely upon my numerous years as a criminal prosecutor to get the best possible results for my clients by knowing the judges, district attorneys, and most importantly, the ins and outs of the judicial system.
J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2001
B.A. in History, University of Pennsylvania, 1996
State Bar of California
San Mateo County Bar Association
American Bar Association
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
United States District Court-Northern District of California
United States District Court-Central District of California
United States District Court-Eastern District of California
United States District Court-Southern District of California