What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I believe in a free consultation. I like to meet in my office or I am willing to travel and do jail visits. To me, communication is imperative for a good relationship between attorney and client. I also pride myself on research and aggressive representation. Sometimes a case can be settled before trial or dismissed through motion practice such as suppression hearings, other times a trial is neccesary and you need a seasoned trial attorney. All options are explained to the client.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have an M.B.A. and JD degree. With two business degrees I have the training and knowledge to handle complicated business and family cases.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was a Division Chief in the Adult Trial Division of Louisville Metro Public Defender Office where I worked for 11 years. In that job, I learned how to handle high profile cases with severe penalties, including life sentences.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently was successful in a murder trial that was two years in the making and had 40 witnesses and 200 exhibits. My client was charged with Complicity to Murder and Robbery 1. He was acquitted at trial that lasted two weeks.