Since 1982, I have worked tirelessly to defend people against serious, life altering charges. Through dedication, determination, experience, and hard work, I know I can help anyone facing extreme accusations. I have exclusively practiced criminal defense since my admission to the bar in December, 1982. Working as a public defender, court appointed counsel, and retained counsel, I have been the defense attorney on over 225 jury trials, as well as over 1000 court trials, motions, and preliminary hearings. I have represented people in state and federal court in cases ranging in seriousness from trespass, petty theft, and drunk driving to three strikes, multiple sex counts and death penalty homicides.
1983-1987 Deputy, Orange County Public Defender Santa Ana, California
1987-1989 Associate, Law Offices of Stewart and Barnett Santa Ana, California
1989-1995 Private Practice Santa Ana, California
1995-January, 1997 Deputy, Orange County Public Defender Santa Ana, California
February, 1997 – Present Private Practice Santa Ana, California
The Innocence Legal Team is a team of independent contractor attorneys. Each has their own law firm but have decided to work together as a team to overcome the financial power of the District Attorney’s Office and the District Attorney’s power from having vast assets to assist them in the prosecution of their cases. Our Team approaches allows us to combine our experience and our resources to be able to defend those that have been falsely accused against the District Attorney’s superior finances and size (but not skill.)