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I am a lawyer, drummer (BA in music education), and 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 2016 I began teaching with them, helping work civil and criminal trials across the country. In 2020, I expanded into civil law. in 2020, I joined the civil litigation firm CaseyGerry as an attorney.

I enjoy tracking and writing about the law. And also about new music and shows in and close to San Diego. You can read my thoughts about all this in my blog.

Education:

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

Presentations:

“Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus: Evaluating the Evaluation”; American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, 2012

Legal Organizations:

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:

Consumer Attorneys of San Diego

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 La Raza Lawyers Association

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

Disclaimer:

***This page and this entire website may be seen as a solicitation.  Although I try to simply make them informative, please understand it may be seen as a legal communication, and a solicitation at that.

 

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