This website is a great place to start your research if you have been charged with a crime. However, nothing beats a conversation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to talk about the specifics of your case. I offer a free consultation so I can give you a better understanding of the criminal charge you are facing and what your options might be. If it isn't a case I can help you with – I can usually point you in the direction of someone who can.
Experience That Matters
I have spent over twenty years fighting for people accused of crimes throughout Washington state. Focusing focusing my practice as a criminal defense attorney has allowed me to gain a deep knowledge of the criminal justice system and Washington criminal laws.
I have represented people accused of everything from minor crimes to serious and complex felony charges. I also represent clients in protection order hearings and students in school discipline actions.
Experience Throughout Washington State
I began my private criminal defense practice in Seattle after graduating from the University of Washington School of Law. In 2018, I relocated with my family to my hometown of Walla Walla and opened up a small criminal defense law firm. I now represent clients facing criminal charges throughout Southeastern Washington including: Walla Walla, Asotin, Garfield, Columbia, Benton, Franklin, Adams, Whitman, Klickitat and Yakima counties and various other jurisdictions.
Respected by Colleagues, Prosecutors and Judges
I am proud of the fact that I regularly receive referrals from colleagues, prosecutors and judges – people who see my work and trust me to fight for their friends and family.
In addition to helping clients fight criminal charges, I have participated in shaping criminal justice policy in Washington state as the Legislative Committee Co-Chair for the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In that role, I wrote legislation, fought to make sure our laws protect the constitutional rights of people accused of crimes and are fair and proportional, and supported evidence-based policies that actually worked to make our communities safer and our justice system fairer for all.
Choosing an attorney is a big decision and one you must make carefully – not under pressure. I will never try to “hard sell” you into hiring me. An effective attorney-client relationship requires communication and trust – I want to make sure I am the right attorney for you and your case. If I am not the right fit, I can help you find someone who is.
Reasonable and Flexible Fees
You may be concerned about the cost of legal representation. During your free consultation we will be able to discuss the specifics of your circumstances and talk about fees and costs.
I work hard to keep my fees reasonable for my clients. As a small office I am able to keep expenses low and avoid passing those costs on to my clients. I am also happy to discuss a payment plan with you.