Being charged with a crime is a highly stressful experience. I am here to help lift that burden from your shoulders and to fight zealously for you every step of the way.
I handle a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges including DUI (felony, underage, multiple offender, with injury, with property damage, blood draw refusal), murder, homicide, assault & battery, petty theft, larceny, burglary, robbery, embezzlement and possession / transportation / sale of controlled substances. I do expungements and opposition to forfeiture claims, Federal & State. In addition, my office handles renter and tenant rights including comfort pets, landlord harassment, nuisance evictions, rent control violations, heat ordinance violations, etc..
I am available for consultation with my clients 24/7 and treat each client like my most important client, because you are.
When I was 8 years old my father was wrongfully charged with a Federal Crime and the effect on my family was infinitely worse than the crimes he was accused of committing. Thanks to the hard work of a skilled Defense team, a plea bargain was struck and my father was released after spending 15 months in confinement. Without such a competent legal defense team my father could have been imprisoned for up to 44 years. After this experience, my goal was to become a Defense Attorney in order to ensure that the best representation was available for people in similar predicaments. I fight every case as if the individuals and the families affected were my own.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United Stated District Court, Eastern District of California
State Bar of California, Supreme Court
State Bar of New York, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 3rd Judicial Dept.
I begin my case handling with a realistic evaluation of the case file. My goal is to work with the client to identify issues, opportunities, and strategies that can help streamline the litigation process. I will be candid and sincere with my evaluation and suggestions, and devote the time necessary to understand the goals of my clients. I attempt, early on, to identify cases that are resolvable without protracted litigation, and search for strategies that bring such cases to a fair and prompt resolution. When a decision has been made to litigate a case to conclusion, I litigate the case aggressively.
University of Cape Town, School of Law – Cape Town, South Africa
Bachelor of Law L.L.B., Major in Environmental Law and Policy
(US Equivalent to Juris Doctorate)
Highlights: Member of winning team for senior Moot Court competition; Awarded strongest verbal litigator in Moot Court competition; Public speaker for Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ); Reporter for Legal Environmentalists Society.
University of Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa
Bachelor of Arts, Majors in History and Law, Cape Town, South Africa
Highlights: Final History thesis chosen for annual University publication and the academic publication, Journal of Jewish Affairs Spring 2007; Member of undergraduate debate team; Mentor and tutor in Township Teaching program.
Varsity College – Cape Town, South Africa
Certificate in Public Relations, Cape Town, South Africa
Highlights: Graduated cum laude, excelled in work placement programs in media relations and event co-ordination.