I am a legal research and writing attorney who works as an independent contractor for criminal defense attorneys.  I began my present law practice in 2001.  Earlier in my career I spent fourteen years working as a criminal defense trial attorney.  During that time I worked as a deputy public defender in Yuba and Solano counties, and in private practice in Contra Costa and Sacramento counties.

I am particularly interested in the technical aspects of legal argument both in terms of logic and the doctrine of precedent.  Some of my published articles are in these areas.

I have been hired to do a project for a public defender office.  And I sometimes get hired to assist court-appointed attorneys in Santa Clara County obtain out-of-state subpoenas.  For a more detailed explanation of my work click on the "Professional Services" link on the left.