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I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up and went to early high school in San Mateo, California. My family moved to Ohio. I finished high school in Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 1964 with a degree in psychology.
I moved to San Francisco where I attended the University of California, Hastings College of Law. I graduated in 1967 and began practicing law in 1968. From 1968 to 1979, I was an Assistant Alameda County Public Defender.
I started my own law firm in 1979. I have tried over one hundred jury trials (both state and federal), with over twenty acquittals on murder cases alone, including death penalty cases. I’ve also had extraordinary success at winning sexual assault cases as well as all kinds of serious felonies. I’ve recently won numerous motions to dismiss cases, suppress evidence and appeals.
I’ve been a State Bar Certified Specialist in Oakland Criminal Law since 1975. This specialization requires a recertification every five years based on reviews by judges and local attorneys as well as continuing education and active participation in trials, motions and court proceedings.
I have represented people accused of crimes for over forty years. Every day when I talk to people who are in trouble or whose loved ones are in jail, I become reenergized to help and protect them.
My wife, Sally, and I have been married forty-nine years. We have three daughters, three sons-in-law, two granddaughters, and one grandson. The eldest daughter is a teacher, the youngest is a criminal appellate attorney in Seattle, Washington. The middle daughter, Annie, is my law partner and also a State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law.