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Education

  • BA with honors in Philosophy from Ohio University
  • Graduate studies in Philosophy at San Francisco State University
  • Juris Doctorate from the University of Puget Sound.

Criminal law experience

  • Clerk for the Seattle, Washington Public Defender’s Office
  • Legal Consultant to the Director of California Youth Authority
  • Member of the California State Criminal Appeals panel
  • Criminal defense of misdemeanors and felonies at State and Federal levels; Marijuana defense, expertise in State, County and Federal medical marijuana law.
  • Defense of DMV, DUI and traffic violation matters.

Civil law experience

  • Staff Attorney for Marin County Department of Citizens Services; Assistant Attorney, Department of Consumer Fraud, Marin County District Attorney; Licensed California mediator/arbitrator.
  • Litigation experience with personal injury/accident and consumer matters involving individuals, small companies, insurance carriers, and large corporations.

Music/entertainment

  • Legal Assistant to Bay Area Lawyers for the Arts counseling musicians on copyright, publishing and contract matters.

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