Your Advocate In Court, When It Matters The Most
I have decades of experience defending my clients’ rights. Let me put my knowledge and experience to work for you.
I Fight For Your Rights Because I Care About Your Future
I am in court almost every day, fighting for my clients. I know my way around the courtroom, and how to anticipate prosecutors’ strategies. I advocate aggressively for my clients’ interests because I understand exactly how a conviction or a tough sentence can alter the course of your life. My job is to make sure that the legal system honors your presumption of innocence until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and all your legal rights.
When defenses are absent, weak or limited, I work closely with you, and will use every strategy available to reduce the impact of criminal charges on your life or that of your loved ones. Depending on the specific circumstances of your case, that may mean pushing for dropped charges, or reduced charges, or a light sentence. In every case, I will help you articulate your goals and make informed decisions when important choices come up.
An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney Serving Charlottesville, Virginia, For More Than Four Decades
Decades Of Experience And Deep Roots In Central Virginia
I am in my fifth decade of helping clients throughout central Virginia. I have tried cases before a jury on more than 100 occasions; I’ve advocated on behalf of individuals facing misdemeanor and felony charges including capital murder, driving under the influence, assault and white collar crimes such as embezzlement and fraud.
My colleagues in the legal field have recommended me for an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com, a 10.0 “Superb” rating through Avvo and I have been selected to the Super Lawyers list for 13 years. I am a former president and board member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and I have been an active participant in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
I handle cases in every state and federal court for a distance covering approximately 60 miles in every direction around Charlottesville.
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