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Aggressive criminal defense and zealous advocacy

We specialize in providing aggressive, creative and zealous criminal defense services in Clark County and throughout Southwest Washington. We defend the rights of the accused, protect your interests, and zealously advocate for your interests. We still believe that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.  There is always more to the story than what is written in the police reports.

Proudly meeting your criminal defense and injury law needs in Vancouver, Clark County, Southwest Washington and throughout Washington State.

  • Felony Defense
  • Homicide Defense
  • Rape and Sexual Assault Defense
  • Assault Defense
  • Burglary Defense
  • Vehicular Assault Defense
  • Juvenile Defense
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Defense
  • Misdemeanor Defense
  • Domestic Violence (DV) Defense
  • No Contact Order Violation Defense
  • Department of Licensing (DOL) Issues and Hearings
  • Expunging Records
  • Sealing Records
  • Firearm Rights
  • Traffic Tickets

Results oriented – Representing your interests is our only interest. In doing so, we focus on the bottom line resolution without driving up fees.  We strive to continually provide client focused, issue sensitive and cost effective representation.

While each case is judged and evaluated on its own merits, the following are non-representative sample cases of past results:

State v. J.L. 16-1-01244-1: Charge of drug possession with law enforcement testifying client admitted possessing the substance in question. The jury returned a not guilty verdict after 14 minutes of deliberation.

State v. J.L., 16-1-01245-1: Charges of felony harassment and malicious mischief. Not guilty two counts. Judge dismissed one count in the middle of trial.

State v. M.H., 15-1-01021-2: Dismissal in the middle of trial.

City of Vancouver v. R.V, 20946V: Second attorney on case, retained immediately before trial in a dated case. Government dismissed all charges.

State v. S.I., 15-1-00607-0: Not guilty on charged count of Assault-3 (class-C felony); guilty of lesser included Assault-4 (gross misdemeanor), sentence of 60 days in jail with 41 already served.

State v. M.W., 14-1-02001-5: Day of trial reduction from class-C felony to gross misdemeanor, small work-crew sentence.

State v. L.L., 14-1-00461-3, Split verdict on jury trial, final sentence better than offer by prosecution.

State v. T.M., 14-1-00418-4: Negotiated resolution from class-B “strike offense” felony to gross misdemeanor, agreed sentence.

State v. K.G.: High profile case involving allegations of forced rape, incest and child pornography. Prosecution originally wanted more than 20 years minimum in prison. Negotiated resolution to 11 year minimum following defense motion to suppress illegally obtained statements by defendant.

State v. K.R., 14-1-01893-2: Burglary-2 (class-B felony) dismissed.

State v. B.L., 14-1-02161-5 and 14-1-02205-1: Two felony no-contact order violation prosecutions with more than nine total counts, including recorded calls from the jail with a potential of 60 months in prison total. All counts dismissed.

State v. K.S.: District court assault-4/dv case entered into diversion following “tenacious” representation that included multiple requests for senior prosecutor review to get client into diversion.

State v. S.T., 14-1-01278-1: Day of trial dismissal for prosecutorial mismanagement/prosecutorial misconduct for Residential Burglary/DV (class-B felony) and Assault-4/DV (gross misdemeanor) charges, hung jury on remaining charge of felony bail jump when all court appearances were recorded on videotape.

State v. G.M. 14-1-01662-0: Assault-2 (class-B felony and “strike offense”) dismissed.

State v. E.B. 14-1-00978-0: Juvenile charged as adult with robbery-2 (class-B felony and “strike offense”) dismissed.

State v. J.R., 14-1-00102-9: Burglary-2 charge (class-B felony) reduced to simple misdemeanor.

State v. C.T.: Trespassing/DV case (gross misdemeanor) in District Court, dismissed.

State v. C.C.: Three count district court case including DUI, reckless driving and reckless endangerment acquitted on all counts following three day jury trial including expert testimony from law enforcement and defense did not call any witnesses. Not Guilty.