Before opening this private Criminal Defense law firm, I served on both sides of the courtroom as Prosecutor and Defense Counsel. Specifically, I served as a Military Prosecutor, Special Victims Prosecutor (sex crime cases), Expert Criminal Litigator and Training Officer, and a Defense Counsel for soldiers at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Therefore, I possess a unique perspective and insight into the psychology and procedural processes of military and civilian trials (including, but not limited to, charging decisions, discovery, case strategy, motions practice, evidence admissibility, witness examination, interlocutory matters and appellate litigation).
Those accused of a criminal offense or military misconduct have a great deal on the line career, family, freedom, and in some cases life itself. When your opponent is the state or federal government, trust me when I say that you need an experienced litigator, not a negotiator, on your side. In my former role as an Expert Criminal Litigator and Training Officer, I traveled the world training all of the Army’s prosecutors in every facet of criminal litigation. Therefore, I am all too familiar with how the government stacks the cards against the criminally accused.
In addition, serving in these various legal capacities gave me a particular perspective on the military justice system. It allowed me to observe the Army as a whole and spot problems. Unfortunately, injustice is frequently the norm in our American justice system both our civilian and military justice systems. I set out to fix that norm years ago when I switched sides as a Defense Counsel at Fort Stewart, Georgia. I am continuing that mission today in private practice by balancing the scales of justice that are so heavily tipped to the government’s side.
I litigate criminal cases involving everything from drug possession to murder, and all of these cases are important to me. If you have been wrongfully accused of a crime or military misconduct in Richmond Hill, Hinesville, Savannah, Georgia, or the surrounding areas, this Coastal Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyer will zealously fight to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected!
Bar Admissions State Bar of Georgia State Bar of West Virginia
Education Juris Doctorate, West Virginia University College of Law Bachelor of Arts, West Virginia University
Affiliations Georgia Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers Judge Advocates Association The Order of Barristers
Legal Work & Recognitions Uniform Code of Military Justice subject matter expert for the Trial Counsel Assistance Program. Former Special Victims Prosecutor (one of 23 world-wide) responsible for investigating and litigating sex crimes and domestic violence offenses. Litigated countless felony level Courts-Martial and served as the “go-to” litigator for the Army’s most complex cases.