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I am a trial lawyer at Casey Gerry Schenk Francavilla Blatt & Penfield, LLP, with a focus on brain injury cases. I am also a drummer (BA in music education), and a yogi (RTY 200 certified instructor).
2009 – 2020, I exclusively represented persons accused of DUI, taking over 70 cases to trial verdict (many others settled day-of or during the trial). Trial work is a very important art to me and in 2013 I attended the 3-week Trial Lawyers College. By 2018 I began teaching with TLC, helping work civil and criminal trials across the country. In 2020, I expanded into civil law.
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Juris Doctor
Northern Illinois University, BA in Music Education
Trainings & Certifications:
Graduated the 3-week Trial Lawyers College, July 2013
Intoxilyzer 8000 breathalyzer Operator’s Course, 2012
Forensic Chromatography: Theory and Practice; Axion Labs/American Chemical Society, 2011
DataMaster DMT and Basic Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing, 2011
NHTSA and IACP DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Course, 2010
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Chief of Police (IACP) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course, 2010
Drug Evaluation and Classification Program: The Drug Recognition Expert Process, 2010
“Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus: Evaluating the Evaluation”; American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, 2012
I am admitted to practice law in the State of California and the Southern District of the United States District Court of California. In addition, I am actively involved in:
Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association
Lawyers Club of San Diego (Board member 2012 – 2016; Photography Co-Chair 2011 – 2013)
San Diego County Bar Association (Technology Committee member 2019 – present, Vice-Chair 2021; Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and Anti-Racism subcommittee member 2021 – present)
San Diego Law Library Foundation board member (2021 – present)
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Alumni Association (Board member 2009 – 2014, President 2013 – 2014)
Tom Homann LGBT Law Association
Awards & Achievements:
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Adjunct Professor of the Year, 2016
Thomas Jefferson School of Law A. Thomas Golden Honorary Alumnus of the Year, 2015
San Diego’s Top 40 Under 40 by San Diego Metro, 2011
San Diego County Bar Association Outstanding Service by a New Lawyer, 2011
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