BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

47 years criminal defense attorney, Arizona native.

Education

Phoenix Central High School (1965); Phoenix College (1967); ASU (BS-Economics-with distinction) (1969); ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (1972).

Employment

Solo criminal defense attorney in Glendale, AZ. LAW-RELATED ASSOCIATIONS: State Bar of Arizona active member since 1972, Young Lawyers Section, President (1979)

 

Elected member Board of Governors (2005-17)

 

Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Criminal Law Specialist since 1987

 

Maricopa County Bar member since 1972, Young Lawyers Section, President (1978)

 

Arizona Attorney’s for Criminal Justice, Charter Member; West Maricopa County Bar Association, Founding Member and Past President (1995)

 

The Best Lawyers in America (2001 Consumer Guide)

 

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2010-present)

 

Southwest Super Lawyers (2007-9)

 

Glendale Rotary Club, President (1993) (perfect attendance 46 years)

 

Glendale Downtown Development Corporation, President (1989-1999). 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

State v. Sherrill , 1998, client found not guilty by jury of assaulting 15 yr. daughter by spanking with belt, national cable T.V. coverage by former  “Court TV” with Nancy Grace

State . Demir,  defendant who shot his roommate in chest,  was found not guilty of aggravated assault at 2nd trial after hung-jury  in 1st trial

 

Appeals include:

State v. Nelson, 208 Ariz. 5, 90 P.3d 206 (App. Div 1, 2004) (Indian tribal police traffic stop off reservation)

In re Timothy M., 197 Ariz. 394, 4 P.3d 449 (App.Div. 1, 2000) rev. den. (Juvenile court pleas may be withdrawn prior to court’s acceptance)

State v. Seyrafi case, 201 Ariz. 147, 32 P.3d 430, 2001 (Mandatory presumption in city ordinance unconstitutional)

State v. Olquin case 216 Ariz. 250, 115 P.3d 228 (App. Div. 1 2007) (Agg. DUI with child under age 15 in car)

State v. Organ case, 225 Ariz. 43, 234 P.3d 611 (App. Div. 1 2010) (Did the police violated defendant’s 4th Amendment right by making a traffic stop of the vehicle he was driving, in spite of the fact that he had not committed any traffic violation, solely in order for the officer to perform a “community care-taker”  “welfare check” on the driver because the officer had previously seen the vehicle   stopped on to the side of the road with it emergency  lights flashing)