I have been practicing criminal law and involved in Domestic Violence crimes for 15 years.  My practice encompasses a wide array of criminal defense, from Misdemeanors to Class A Felonies.  I have successfully defended clients on charges ranging from homicide to simple assaults.  Prior to representing defendants, I was an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office where I prosecuted numerous trials to verdict and presented hundreds of cases to the Grand Jury involving violent crimes, narcotics, DUIs, economic crimes and weapons possessions.  I am a member of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and have been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Washington Law and Politics Magazine in 2010 and 2011.

Education

  • 2003 JD – Juris Doctor from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY.
  • 1999 BA – Bachelor of Arts, Evergreen State College

Awards

  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2008 to present.
  • Rising Star, Law & Politics Magazine, 2010, 2011
  • Super Lawyer, Seattle Met Magazine, 2014-2016

Lawyer Associations

Speaking Engagements

  • Navigating the Deadly Poppy Fields, an Introduction to Defending Drug Cases, NALS Lecture, 2010
  • The Civil Attorney’s Field Guide to Criminal Defense in Washington State, Private Seminar for Civil Attorneys, 2008
  • The Insanity Defense CLE – Ethical Considerations and Community Impact, 2008
  • TruTV’s Coverage of Naveed Haq Trial, 2008

Licenses