Criminal Law | Family Law | Personal Injury


If you are faced with a legal matter that will significantly impact your rights and your future, the attorney you choose is important. You want an attorney with the experience to vigorously protect your rights and the dedication to give your legal matter the time and attention it requires.

I am attorney, and you can rely on me for the quality legal representation you require. I am a skilled trial lawyer and negotiator who will protect your rights. My areas of practice include:

  • Criminal defense
  • Family law
  • Personal injury

I offer a free consultation to discuss your Criminal or Personal Injury case. To schedule your consultation, contact my law office in Lakeport, California.

Experienced Representation

I bring a unique perspective to each case. I am a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. As a former prosecutor and insurance defense lawyer, I have considerable trial experience and strong negotiation skills.


My objective in each case is to obtain the best possible result for my clients in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible. I understand that legal costs are a concern for many of my clients.


I handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to me unless I obtain compensation for you. I handle criminal law cases on a flat fee basis. If I am representing you in a family law matter, I will spend your money as if I were spending my own money. I do not unnecessarily drag out cases to generate additional fees. I focus my efforts on matters that will move your case forward and protect your rights.

Personal Service

You should not have to face this difficult time alone. I will stand by your side every step of the way to provide the highly personalized, accessible and responsive representation you deserve. I take time to listen to my clients, understand their objective and put legal measures in place with their needs in mind.

Throughout your case, I will be responsive to your needs and concerns. I will take time to listen to you, understand the facts of your case, return your calls promptly and keep you informed about the status of your case. As a client of my firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side.

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Vehicular Manslaughter

Vehicular Manslaughter

Defense Against Serious DUI Accident Charges

Have you been charged with vehicular manslaughter/vehicular homicide? The consequences can be very serious, particularly if the individual was driving under the influence of alcohol. In some cases, a vehicular manslaughter conviction can mean life in prison. Obtain the experienced and quality criminal defense you need to successfully defend yourself against these charges.

As an experienced attorney and certified criminal law specialist, I serve as a Lakeport vehicular manslaughter attorney for people in that community, as well as Clearlake and the surrounding parts of Lake County and Mendocino County. Your freedom is at stake here. Don’t waste any time, and contact me for a free consultation to discuss the charges against you and what I can do to help.

Charges of Vehicular Manslaughter and DUI With Injury

When a person is killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver, the drunk driver will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. If the accident results in an injury, the drunk driver will be charged with DUI with injury. These are both serious charges that could result in long-term incarceration.

I take great care to work with accident reconstruction experts, forensic toxicologists and other experts who can help me gather the facts necessary to build a strong defense case for you. I will also heavily scrutinize police reports and any eyewitness accounts.

In California, less aggravated forms of vehicular manslaughter are known as “wobbler” offenses. This is because they can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony. The distinction is very important because it can mean the difference between jail or no jail. I will help you get the best possible outcome for your particular case by aggressively defending you and providing intelligent and thorough criminal defense representation.

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Parental Relocation

Parental Relocation

After a divorce, it is not uncommon for one or both spouses to move to a new location to find employment, move closer to family members or pursue a fresh start in a new community. When custodial parent wishes to move to a new location, the noncustodial parent may be opposed to the move if he or she has concerns about the impact of the move on the children or the impact of the move on his or her visitation rights.

If you are involved in a parental relocation dispute, I encourage you to contact me, attorney. I am committed to providing the sound advice and vigorous representation you require. I represent parents who wish to relocate and parents who oppose a relocation. To schedule a consultation, contact my law office.

Relocation Laws

California law creates specific responsibilities for both custodial and noncustodial parents. It is important that you speak with a knowledgeable family law attorney to pursue your objectives in a manner consistent with the law.

As a custodial parent, you may be required by law or by the terms of your existing divorce decree to provide notice to the noncustodial parent prior to a move. A failure to do so could jeopardize your custody rights.

If you are a noncustodial parent and have received notice of your spouse’s intent to move, you must take action in a timely manner to oppose the relocation. Contact me immediately to protect your rights.

Parental Relocation

The Attorney That You Choose Is Important

There are a number of factors that a court may consider when determining whether to allow a custodial parent to relocate. The standard applied by the court is the best interest of the child standard, so the court will consider a wide range of issues that will impact the welfare of the minor child (or children).

Given the wide discretion granted to courts to make such determinations, you will need a skilled attorney on your side who can negotiate a favorable resolution on your behalf or make a compelling case on your behalf to the court.

As a former prosecutor, I have considerable trial experience and strong negotiation skills. I take time to understand the facts of each case, prepare cases for the possibility of contested hearings and work hard to seek the best possible outcome for each client I represent.

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