First and foremost, I am one of the rare attorneys that handles only criminal defense cases. Unlike some attorneys that practice a combination of criminal defense and another practice area, I only accept criminal defense cases. I strive to be not just good at what I do, but to truly master my craft. A singular focus is necessary to achieve that level of skill.
Second, I am extremely willing to dig my feet into the ground and fight my cases. I don’t get good offers because I make friends with Government attorneys and invite them out for afternoon tea. I get good offers because I’m not afraid to schedule hearings for constitutional violations, or to cross examine police and witnesses during a full jury trial. I don’t just threaten action, I actually take it. A proven track record of “not bluffing” makes difficult cases easier to resolve. It also means I have the full panoply of skills necessary to fight effectively if cards need to be laid on the table.
Third, unlike some other highly reputable attorneys, I do not hand my cases off to associates or colleagues. Although there is nothing wrong with this practice in theory, I find that my personal involvement is important to achieving the best outcome. As your attorney, barring some unforeseen scheduling conflict or emergency, I handle your case personally at every stage, from your initial interview through the final outcome.
Fourth, I do not hide the ball when it comes to attorney’s fees. Once we can have a thorough discussion of your case, and I can review court records, I can tell you exactly what I will charge to handle the entirety of your case through the end of trial, if necessary. I am not a bargain bin attorney, but I also price fairly and clearly. You don’t need to worry about hiring me and then losing me halfway through a critical point of your case because of unpredictable fees.