Courthouses are a lot like hospitals – you usually won’t find yourself inside one because something good has happened. If you find yourself having to go to court because you are charged with a crime, whether felony or misdemeanor, your future and your freedom are at stake. In more than two decades of practicing criminal law, much of it as a prosecutor, I have handled every variety of criminal litigation, from minor misdemeanor offenses all the way to death-penalty-eligible murder cases.
You may have to go to court because something bad has happened, but you don’t have to go alone. The right legal representation can make the difference between a positive outcome, which can secure your rights and your freedoms, or a negative one that can have consequences for the rest of your life.
It was once my job, when I was an attorney for the State, to make the sorts of decisions that can seriously impact the course of a person’s life. As your attorney, I will put that considerable experience to work for you – to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future.
I specialize in all areas of criminal and DUI defense, drawing on more than 20 years of experience in the field. I have handled thousands of criminal cases, tried dozens of jury trials, and helped those in need in ways that are both traditional and “outside the box”.
In 1989 in Miami, Florida, a group of forward-thinking judges created the nation’s first Drug Treatment Court. Their approach was to focus on treatment and accountability rather than just supervision or incarceration. The approach worked so well that today there are thousands of Drug Courts operating all over the country, and that model has been applied to other “problem-solving” courts such as Mental Health Courts and Veterans Courts. In Cobb County, I helped create and oversee the Drug Treatment Court, Mental Health Court, and Veterans Court programs, and for more than ten years I have worked closely with judges, attorneys, and treatment providers to find creative, non-traditional solutions for people charged with crimes because of those issues – solutions that do not involve jail or prison. I have had training on topics such as drug screening, psychological issues and medication, and treatment methods that few other attorneys can match.
“Excellence in defense” is more than just a motto, it is the guiding principle behind every case I handle.