How I Can Help You?

Since I became a member of the Virginia Bar in 1994, and D.C. Bar in 2003, I have practiced as a trial attorney (primarily civil and criminal defense) at two regional law firms. I have also served as a bar (disciplinary) counsel in D.C., and as a criminal prosecutor in Virginia.

Because of my experience I know first-hand how prosecutors prepare their cases. I understand how disciplinary counsel investigates and pursues docketed ethics complaints. And I know how negligence and tort claims are evaluated and risk-assessed by defense attorneys and the companies and insurance carriers they represent.

My multi-faceted legal history is somewhat unique and provides me with the background and perspective necessary to spot and clarify issues quickly and to aggressively represent you in your case.

I have a simple and selective intake process that is wholly confidential. This is for your protection. I will not maintain a crowded docket of cases because that is not fair to my clients — each client reasonably deserves my full attention, and I make responsiveness my principal aim.

Know this: My goal is to add value. I will only take your case if I believe I can help you achieve your objectives; I will decline to offer representation if I cannot. I will clearly spell out the full terms of the representation in writing at the beginning of the case. I will not waste your time or money. Typical consultations are free.

Bar Admissions & Education

Currently Admitted


District of Columbia

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

United States District Court for the District of Columbia


B.A.     Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

J.D.     Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia