The story behind one of the longest running criminal defense law firms in Los Angeles county…
I began my legal mission to become the best criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles over 25 years ago. Immediately upon passing the California bar exam I opened up my own private criminal defense practice. I had the background of working for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (which gave me an idea from the prosecutor’s side of how they investigated and prosecuted cases). At that time, in the early 1990’s Ira Reiner lost the position of District Attorney of Los Angeles County to Gil Garcetti, whose son is now the Mayor of Los Angeles. It was interesting to see the political upheaval that followed when Mr. Garcetti took office and the lead up to Ira Reiner’s defeat. I also worked for a Los Angeles Superior Court judge as his research attorney in 1992 (which gave me a great prospective on how a judge decides a case and what will really matter to them in making their decisions. I basically strategized with the judge before he made his legal rulings. This behind the scenes look at the inner workings of the DA’s Office and the process of how a judge decides cases has served me well since the first time that I appeared in court to present day.
I entered the practice of criminal defense with an eye towards how I could become the best. I took every case I could get my hands on and did not really care how much the client paid me…I just wanted the experience and the opportunity to truly test my skills. If the client wanted to go to trial, I reveled in the chance to destroy the prosecutor’s case and win for my clients. Over the years I have litigated many serious murder cases, complex federal crimes and just about every case you can imagine. I have represented people from every walk of life, doctors, lawyers, police officers, actors, athletes, the list goes on and on. Because I was a top level debater in college and law school I have had a huge advantage over the prosecutors and racked up many impressive wins. Today, I still love what I do and enjoy the battle of a great trial. If you want to read more of my story, please pick up a copy of my book…”The Art of the Perfect Defense.” It is my effort to help someone that is in trouble and looking for answers to their questions.
The practice of criminal defense and specifically sex crime defense in Los Angeles has many different elements to it. Some cases must be litigated to the fullest extent to give your client the justice they deserve, while others must be negotiated in a political landscape that can be quite treacherous for the faint of heart attorneys that do not have the battle tested experience to properly defend their clients for a sex crime case in Los Angeles County. Many times the prosecutor that you are dealing with does not have the authority to settle a case, and the defense attorney must know who to talk to in order to achieve a fair resolution for their client. There are so many different facets of a sex crime case, that you are best served by meeting face to face with the attorney you are considering hiring and coming with a list of questions that get down to what you are going to need to know in order to choose someone that will protect your rights, freedom and reputation.