If you are under investigation or are facing charges, I encourage you to contact a defense attorney before you speak to anyone else. I strongly believe in the promotion and protection of the Civil Rights guaranteed to all of us under the State and Federal Constitutions. Whether it is my office or another of the fine defense attorneys in Linn County, you need to speak with an attorney and get advice as early as possible in the process to get the best outcome in your case. Call for a free consultation, and I can bring my 14 years of Criminal Defense experience to problem solve with you early on in the process. Criminal Law is an exciting area for me to combine my passions for science and Civil Rights. My training in science allows me to challenge and cross-examine prosecution experts, such as Drug Recognition Experts, toxicologists, DNA technicians, and people who interview children.
I often consult with scientific experts to help defend my clients, whether it's a DUII or complex felony case. Through this process, I am able to do in-depth research on conclusions asserted by experts to expose situations when they are not applying reliable science to the case, or not applying scientific process in a reliable manner to support their conclusions about the case. Also, I take a holistic approach to helping my clients. Many of my clients have addictions that have led to criminal charges, whether they are property crimes, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII), or more serious felony crimes. I have extensive experience working with mental health and addiction treatment professions. Together we help clients develop a strategy to get not just the criminal matters addressed, but also the addiction or mental health issues treated that led to the criminal charges. Often this has been very rewarding for both the client and myself.
J.D. - University of Oregon School of Law
M.S. - University of Oregon
U.S. Federal District Court, District of Oregon
Oregon State Bar Association
Board Member Criminal Law Section
Oregon Defense Lawyers Association
Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Linn-Benton Bar Association
Justice Reinvestment Program
Public Safety Coordinating Council