I have prepared this introductory document so that you can become familiar with my firm and my background. I believe that when you make the decision to hire the attorney that you will trust with your liberty, you should always take into consideration the attorney’s background.
I moved to Las Vegas in 1975. I graduated Bishop Gorman High School in 1983. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego in 1987. I Graduated from Whittier College School of Law in December of 1995. I am licensed to practice in the State of Nevada. The United States District Court in Nevada, Federal Court. I am also licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
I am AV rated with Martindale Hubbell. This is their highest rating for ethical standards and preeminent legal ability. I am included in the Super Lawyers Directory. Their highest degree of peer recognition. I am member of Best Lawyers. This is their highest degree of peer recognition. I have served two terms in the Nevada Legislature. In 2006 I received the Access to Justice Award from the Nevada State Bar. I am a Life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I am a member and course instructor for American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys. In 2019 I was named the Defender of the Year by the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice. That same year I was named the Consumer Advocate of the Year by the Nevada Justice Association.
I am an Adjunct Professor of Law at Boyd School of Law. I teach Trial Advocacy, Pretrial Criminal Litigation and Opening Statements and Closing Arguments. In 2021 I was named adjunct professor of the year
Additionally, I served two terms as a legislator in the Nevada State Assembly from 2016 through 2020.