In January of 2011 I began sharing office space with another solo practitioner who had been practicing for a few years.
I am here to serve all types of people, but my practice is focused on providing private legal services to Spokane and Eastern Washington residents who could not otherwise afford a private attorney.
I represented a client who was charged with three counts of Driving with a Suspended License in the first degree. The mandatory minimum jail sentence for these charges was 180 days. I worked closely with the client, the prosecutor, and the Department of Licensing to get the client's charges all reduced to third degree with no fine, no jail, and no probation
421 West Riverside Avenue
Spokane WA 99201
I offer a free consultation, either in person or over the phone. I do not have a time limit on the consultation, but typically an initial consultation will last 30 - 60 minutes
I work almost exclusively on a flat-fee basis. I offer a sliding-scale fee for clients who applied for, but were denied, a public defense defender.
I charge on a flat-fee basis.
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Our office has a wonderful paralegal. Her name is Liz.
I chose criminal law in particular because it is an area that I have always enjoyed. At one point, I obtained an associate's degree in Criminal Justice and through that process I gained a broad perspective of the criminal justice system.
I am all for clients becoming as educated as possible about their legal issues; however, the legal world can be very confusing to navigate. Even an experienced attorney will find the need to consult with other attorneys on many legal issues. A client has to weigh what is at stake against the cost of legal representation and let that guide their decision on whether or not to hire counsel.
I am willing to review documents prepared by clients.
In very limited cases I am willing to coach a client in self-representation.
I have served as a Rule 9 for both the Spokane County Public Defender's Office and for Northwest Justice Project. I have also interned for a private attorney whose practice was focused on Landlord-Tenant issues.
I have all of the required credentials to practice law (a Juris Doctorate and membership in the state bar association), but it is my years of blue-collar work that make me a better lawyer. I know firsthand how hard people work just to make a decent life for themselves and their families. I have tremendous respect for these peoples' time, money, and rights, and it is my pleasure to help them protect all that they have worked so hard for.
One of my strengths is my understanding that good people can be accused of crimes. My style is very straightforward - I want what is best for the client. I only accept a case if I think I can do right by my client. If I think someone else could do a better job than me, I will let the potential client know so that they can make an informed decision.Personal interests:
I've always loved the rodeo and I have dabbled in barrel-racing. I also have a growing love of baseball (Mariners, Twins, and Yankees - don't ask).
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