I have dedicated my entire career to defending the rights of people facing criminal charges. In my nearly 20 years as a criminal defense lawyer I have defended adult and juvenile clients against every kind of felony and misdemeanor allegation. I am committed to vigorously representing my clients' interests. My breadth of experience as a criminal defense attorney, my depth of knowledge of the law, my skill as a negotiator and a litigator, and my compassion for people caught up in the criminal justice system are the considerable strengths I bring to my representation of every client. My belief is that people should neither suffer injustice nor be defined by their missteps. As a result, I strive to form relationships with my clients based on the mutual respect, honesty and trust that will allow us to effectively and confidently meet the challenges of confronting criminal allegations. I understand the personal toll that a criminal allegation can take on individuals and their families, so I treat my clients with the concern and respect they deserve while working diligently to protect their rights and interests. I consider all potential impacts to my clients and effectively pursue the best possible outcome in each of their cases. I practice in all courts in King and Snohomish Counties, including Superior Courts, District and Municipal Courts, Juvenile Courts, Mental Health Court, Drug Courts and Veterans Courts. If you find yourself involved in the criminal justice system, you can rely on me to draw on my years of defense experience, my legal skills and my compassion to help you achieve the best possible resolution of your situation.