402 W. Broadway, Suite 1300, San Diego, CA 92101
Admitted to California State Bar in Nov. 1991.
Retained on select serious or violent felony cases. California Superior Court qualified as an expert legal witness on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in complex homicide cases involving significant forensic(DNA, firearms, blood pattern, tool and tire mark) evidence. Retained as an expert legal witness by both private and public defense lawyers, Innocence Projects and the ACLU.
1991 to 2016
Supervisor, Felony Team B(2014),Member of Public Defender Management Team (2009-2014);Director of Recruitment/Hiring Training and Career Development (2002-2003:2009-2014);Grade 5 attorney handling high profile homicide and death penalty cases(2006-2009,2015-2016); Supervisor of “Bail Project” involving supervision of over 100 law students (2007-2009); Supervisor of “Police Practices,” law enforcement accountability unit (2001-2002); Provided over 250 hours of varied legal training to department attorneys and investigators(2000-2018); Department “Attorney of the Year” (2001); Over 100 criminal trials, including 18 homicides.
1995 to Present
Adjunct professor of California Evidence, California Sentencing, Forensic Evidence and Advanced Criminal Litigation.
1985 to 1990
Naval Intelligence Officer, supervised 30 plus junior personnel; class leader for three classes (class 150 – 153) at Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training; member of local Naval Investigative Service Reserve Unit while in law school.
1977 to 1981
Navy member of United States Marine Corps Special Operations Unit; Assistant team leader of Marine reconnaissance unit; military parachute, diving and demolitions qualified.