I specialize in criminal defense. I have handled, from both sides of the courtroom, over 1,000 criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanors to homicide.
I use my extensive knowledge of criminal law practice and procedure to be an effective litigator and advocate. I have achieved a complete dismissal in approximately half of the cases I have handled as a private defense lawyer.
I am an experienced trial lawyer. I have tried over 25 cases to verdict and I have never lost a felony trial.
I served as a prosecutor in Los Angeles County and Marin County between 2010 and 2017. I was promoted to the felony trial team just one year after joining the Marin County District Attorney’s Office. As a Deputy District Attorney, not only did I gain experience handling every kind of criminal case, I also had an insider’s perspective into how the prosecution analyzes and approaches cases.
Since 2016, I have been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist. A board-certified Criminal Law Specialist is an attorney who has been recognized by the California State Bar as having demonstrated superior education, expertise, and performance in criminal law practice. While many attorneys practice criminal law, only around 325 out of the 190,000 active-status California-licensed attorneys have been certified by the State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist.
In addition to running my law practice, I am an adjunct law professor at Golden Gate University School of Law. I teach second- and third-year law school courses in criminal law, evidence, and trial practice.
I received my law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and my undergraduate degree, with distinction and with honors, from Stanford University.
I have practiced law as a California-licensed attorney since 2004. I am admitted to practice law in all trial and appellate courts in the State of California, and in the United States District Courts for the Northern District and Central District of California.