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Having been a teacher for 12 years prior to becoming a defense attorney, I know the value of education and learning from your experiences, good or bad. With each case I take I continue to learn new things and sharpen my skills as a lawyer. My reputation is important to me, which keeps me passionate about defending individuals charged with a crime. I want to help them protect their name, their reputation, and their honor.

Having a thorough understanding of all the facts of my client’s case is the foundation on which I build their defense. Because of this, I am better prepared to protect and defend my client’s interests.

My Approach to Criminal Defense & Civil Litigation

With each case I take and every courtroom I enter, I bring with me a unique blend of experience, skills, and personal strengths, which lend to my clients’ success. For instance:

  • I am straightforward and honest
  • I am always thorough and prepared
  • I can hold my own when arguing against larger law firms
  • I know how to stay focused on what is important
  • I want to help my clients manage their anxiety & emotions
  • I keep my clients informed throughout the progression of their case

You can expect all of these qualities when you hire me as your criminal defense or civil litigation attorney. I always serve my clients with professionalism and respect, and I do my best to help them get a fair trial and a positive outcome in their case.

On the front lines of your reputation, I will fight to protect your name and hold the courts to a fair trial.

I am proud to serve the state of Michigan, with offices in Flint — near the University of Michigan Flint campus — and Traverse City. I want to be accessible to my clients and be able to provide criminal defense and civil litigation services to a diverse clientele. If needed, I will travel to my clients depending on the situation and nature of their case.

Areas of criminal & civil law I specialize in

Throughout my practice, I’ve developed certain areas of focus within the law. My focus has led to great success as a criminal defense and civil litigation attorney. The areas I specialize in are as follows:

  • Criminal Defense:
    • Murder
    • Violent Crimes
    • White Collar Crimes
    • Sex Crimes
    • DUI Charges
    • Drug Charges
  • Civil Litigation:
    • Breach of contract
    • Construction Litigation (see Civil Litigation page for details)
    • Wrongful Discharge
    • Civil Rights (see Civil Litigation page for details)
    • Employment Law

In each of these areas of the law, I find satisfaction in helping people protect their name and seek justice under the law. If you are in need of personalized representation and a strong defense, do not hesitate to reach out. I will defend you and fight for your rights. Put my experience and knowledge to work for you.

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 1992
  • United States Court of Appeal Sixth Circuit, 1989
  • United States District Court. Eastern District of Michigan, 1987
  • Michigan State Bar, 1987


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 1987

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association