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My primary area of practice is criminal law, defending clients charged with property crimes, sex crimes, crimes of violence, drug and DUI cases in State and Federal courts. I received my law degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, in 1986, and my undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas in 1982. I am active and licensed to practice in Washington State in both State and Federal courts.
My practice has included everything from domestic violence and petty theft to first degree murder, and I've had hundreds of jury trials. I fight hard and have tried hundreds of cases before both juries and judges. I have the respect of Prosecutors that comes from knowing I am experienced and fight vigorously and relentlessly for my clients.
Criminal law, and the defense of the accused, depends heavily on the facts of each particular case. As such, each case is unique and I cannot promise or suggest any case will have any particular result.  However, I have the skills to represent my clients efficiently, and professionally. To achieve the best results in the circumstances.
I handle all cases personally.  I don't "hand off" any part to others in my office. As my client, you will have my personal email, cell phone number, and an open door.
Areas of Practice
DUI - Blood, Breath, Refusals, Breathalyzer challenges, DOL Hearings White Collar Crimes - Theft, Criminal Fraud, Embezzlement, Corporate Accounting Felony Crimes - Homicide, Drugs, Sex Crimes, Assault, Burglary, Robbery, All Juvenile Offenses, Civil Rights.
Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Professional Experience
McKay Gaitan, Associate Attorney 1986-1989
Civil Practice, Seattle WA.
Office of the King County Prosecuting Attorney, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney,
Seattle WA 1989-1997
Office of Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney, Chief Criminal Deputy, Mount Vernon 1987-1989
Private Practice, Mount Vernon, WA 1989-Present
Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, May 1986 Juris Doctor
Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middle Sex United Kingdom Summer 1985
Reading University, Reading England United Kingdom 1982-1983
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, May 1982
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1988
Delta Chi, Social Fraternity
WA State Bar Association
Skagit County Bar Association
Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Birth Information
February 23, 1960, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Last Updated on Monday, 20 September 2010 21:28