Our legal system is one of the best in the world, if not the best, but you won't likely feel that way if you ever find yourself charged with a crime or in some legal difficulty. It can be terribly frustrating, disappointing and confusing. It helps to have someone in your corner you can trust to navigate for you. The experience I have gained over the last 15 years in practice, trying cases and negotiating non-trial dispositions with state prosecutors, has equipped me to handle most any state criminal law problem you might have, from traffic tickets in District Court to the most serious felonies in Superior Court, and many other legal situations. I know that every case is unique, and I strive to search out every factual detail and every legal argument that may benefit my clients. I think my life experience prior to practicing law gives me some valuable perspective, though it might be difficult to say exactly how. I did not go to law school until I was 37. And I had not graduated from college until just before law school. I had been working as a civilian on military aircraft at Cherry Point for several years after a brief enlistment in the Marine Corps, and had decided it was time to do something that fit my interests and current sense of calling a little better. I care about people and families, so being a helper, an advocate, and a defender of accused persons in a system that can be very hard on the individual and the family is more than just a job to me.