Notable Cases

These are just a few examples of success obtaining the best possible outcome for particularly difficult, often high-profile cases. Acquittals were won in dozens more felony and misdemeanor cases including two where the clients confessed to the crimes.

*Names withheld to protect client privacy.
*The cases contained herein are unique, as is every case. Results obtained previously are not necessarily representative of possible results in your case, or any other case, and your decision to hire me should take that strongly into account.

  • Largest drug case in history of Canada: 2,500 lbs. of cocaine, 1.2 million ecstacy tablets.
    Client served three years.
  • Largest drug case in Montana history: 20,000 lbs of marijuana; 160 lbs of cocaine.
    Client will walk after serving around five years.
  • Longest- running fugitive on America’s Most Wanted, 25 years. Passport fraud and wrecking a stolen plane, whose crash resulted in fiance’s accidental death.
    Did under a year.
  • Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner accused of threats of gun-related violence against a female prosecutor.
    No charges, prosecution resulting from pre-charge negotiations with the Attorney General’s Office. Client sent alleged victim a nice apology on Tiffany stationary.
  • 19-year-old Virgin Island Rastafarian charged with murdering 19-year-old college baseball star in small southern town. Trial heavily attended by the Ku Klux Klan.
    Acquittal. Services offered pro bono to client with no friends or family in the US and to prevent what was likely to be a legal lynching. Received NAACP Criminal Justice Award for successful pro bono representation. Being threatened by the Ku Klux Klan was a fringe benefit.
  • Doctor cleared of Vicodan theft from emergency room.
  • Pharmacist with seven charges of prescription fraud.
    Six charges dropped. Remaining case dismissed after a year. Maintained licensing in five states.
  • Client robbed museums in 26 states over 35 years. Millions in losses.
    No jail deal.
  • Another Lawyer’s client pled guilty and received a ten-year sentence on a bad check charge.
    After eight months, appeal made, case reversed and dismissed.
  • Student charged with aggravated assault and armed robbery.
    Charges amended: no jail deal.
  • Deliberate Homicide charged as a result of two pistol slugs being fired into sleeping husband’s brain. Client walked down to the police station in her nightgown, confessed to premeditated murder.
    Despite confession, plea negotiation resulted in charge reduction to voluntary manslaughter, with chance of parole in three to four years, based on a possible drug interaction defense.
  • Client charged with twenty-five residential burglaries, several counts rustling and illegal branding.
    Filed FourthAmendment challenge resulting in plea to one count each, burglary, theft and illegal branding with thirty-day jail sentence.
  • 18-year-old carwash employee charged with aggravated assault, armed robbery and theft resulting from alleged attack on a popular elderly man in a botched burglary and safe-cracking attempt.
    Two trials. One hung jury, one conviction. Twelve-year sentence. While case on appeal, hired an investigator and located the true culprit. Supreme Court unanimously reversed on newly discovered evidence. The retired head of the FBI fingerprint lab, consulted for the Defense.
  • Elected county sheriff charged with sexual assault.
    Acquittal. Against a prosecutor who had reputedly not lost a case in twenty-two years.
  • Thirty-year veteran sex crimes investigator snaps, begins to groom a fourteen-year-old; attempts a sexual relationship.
    Four felony sex crimes dismissed, client pleads to evidence tampering, receives fifteen days house arrest.
  • Drifter charged with kidnap/murder. State seeks death penalty.
    Murder charge dismissed. Client pleads to kidnapping following the state’s polygraph expert taking the Fifth on an ethics matter. Used polygraph evidence to convince prosecutor of client’s limited role in the murder.
  • Client murders girlfriend in a manner approximating torture, all on an open 911 line. State seeks death penalty.
    Murder charge dismissed. Client pleads to equivalent of voluntary manslaughter.
  • Client shoots husband’s girlfriend off husband’s lap. Bullet enters her neck, exits the back, near the spine. Attempted murder charged.
    Client pleads to criminal endangerment, receives house arrest based on evidence of a drug interaction.
  • Client charged with five counts armed robbery. Co-defendants testify against him, in exchange for leniency.
    Acquittals on four counts and a hung jury on the fifth as a result of catching prosecutor in a lie, resulting in a loss of credibility by the prosecution.
  • Client charged with cocaine possession.
    Dismissed in front of jury when state crime lab chemist reluctantly admitted to an examination of the wrong drugs.
  • Elderly man accused of molesting six girls and charged with several felonies, many of which carried potential life sentences.
    State dismissed all charges after jury arrived for selection, on the basis that several girls recanted, saying allegations were made to get attention. Equivocations were under-reported in discovery, but discovered by the defense during investigation. Aggressive investigation undermined witness’ credibility.

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