qualifications and experience

Career Highlights

  1. BulletExtensive civil and criminal trial work since 1990, including over 150 jury trials and non-jury matters numbering in the thousands, if not the tens of thousands.

  2. BulletFormer chief elected prosecutor responsible for setting policies and budgets, supervising attorneys and staff and presenting cases in all levels of trial court as well as coordinating efforts with numerous government agencies.

  3. BulletFormerly taught Virginia’s prosecutors as a member of the faculty at the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council Trial Advocacy Program.

  4. BulletLobbied Virginia state government on behalf of prosecutors.

  5. BulletMentored law, college and high school students with clerkships and practical experience.

  6. BulletLecturer presenting continuing legal education credits to other attorneys.

  7. BulletFormer police officer and Emergency Response Team (SWAT) member gained practical experience useful to current clients.

  8. BulletGraduate of civil and criminal trial schools, including the nationally known Defense Counsel Trial Academy, presented by the International Association of Defense Counsel, and Virginia’s Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Cases (TOPGUN), presented by the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

  9. BulletHonors graduate from Washington & Lee University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, top 5%) and Emory & Henry College (B.A., summa sum laude, second in class).

  10. BulletSenior Criminal Defense Attorney with Premier Defense Group, which focuses on serious sex crimes.