My civil trial practice includes divorce, domestic relations, child support, business disputes, breach of contract, personal injury and medical malpractice. My trial practice is designed so that from inception, upon taking a case, I am preparing the case with a view that a trial is eminent. This strategy helps me avoid the element of surprise. Whenever I take a new case, there are decisions that must be made immediately. For instance, if it is a personal injury case, the decision that must be made immediately might be whether the client should give a recorded statement to the insurance company. I do not have a general policy of never allowing a recorded statement in all cases; however, if the case involves a serious injury, because I believe in the jury, I will never allow the client to give a recorded statement. I believe that the difference in a six-figure jury verdict I won in Douglas County was that my client never gave a recorded statement to the insurance company.
My criminal trial practice includes misdemeanors, DUI, serious felonies, aggravated assault, murder, armed robbery, rape and drug crimes. I have won numerous misdemeanor cases and cases involving DUIs, simple battery and family violence battery. I have also won cases involving felonies, aggravated assault, aggravated sodomy, kidnapping, murder, and numerous motions to suppress. In my criminal trial practice, I find the most insurmountable evidence to be the evidence provided to the police by the accused. I respect the police but do not forget the police are in the business of locking people up. You will never explain nor plead yourself out of a crime. Do not forget also that your Miranda Rights do not attach until you are under arrest.