Criminal Defense and Civil Practice Lawyer in Portage, MI
While a member of the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office, my duties included management and administrative responsibilities and included supervising a number of assistant prosecuting attorneys. In addition, I was responsible for handling a significant individual case load which involved prosecuting and the trial of misdemeanor cases and a significant number of major felony cases, including capital offenses.
Since leaving the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office, my law practice has had a heavy emphasis on trial work. I have been defending and protecting the rights of those accused of crimes and have tried numerous felony trials, many of which were capital cases. I have also defended and tried numerous misdemeanor jury trial cases on behalf of clients accused of crimes including drunk driving, assaults and theft cases. My trial practice has also included handling several appeals and as a result, I have also had cases before the Michigan Court of Appeals and Michigan Supreme Court. It is not an exaggeration to state that I have handled well over a thousand cases.
A portion of my civil trial practice has been devoted to representing physicians and medical institutions in medical malpractice cases. As a result, I have been involved in the work up, trial and processing of a significant amount of medical malpractice cases. Now I have the pleasure of representing individuals that have been the victim of medical malpractice.
I have also represented those that been seriously injured in traffic accidents or injured by the negligence of others. Injuries caused by a negligent party may entail major medical expenses, wage loss and pain and suffering for the individual and family. I have worked tirelessly to protect the rights of the injured.
I have also represented clients torn apart by divorce and custody matters and other family court matters including juvenile delinquency and parental termination cases.
Areas of Practice:
- General Civil Litigation
- Criminal Defense
- General Practice
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
- U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan
- Sixth circuit court of appeals
- All state of Michigan courts
Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan, 1979 J.D.
Wayne State University, 1976 B.A.
- State Bar of Michigan Member
- St. Joseph County Bar Association Member
- Criminal Defense Attorneys Association of Michigan Member
- Kalamazoo County Bar Association Past Chair, Criminal Committee
- Kalamazoo County Bar Association Past Member, Board of Directors
- Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association Past Treasurer
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|Lawyer of Distinction||Lawyers of Distinction||2015|
|Nominated: 10 Best Attorneys in Michigan for Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|