Criminal Trials

For more than 15 years I have effectively represented criminal defendants in Missouri and Illinois. My success has derived from a strong foundation in the criminal justice system combined with extensive first-chair trial experience. My skills and experience encompass all aspects of judge and jury criminal trials, including:

  • Pre-trial litigation of discovery issues, including forensics, witness depositions and evidentiary and legal motions with supportive briefs
  • Jury selection, opening statement, direct and cross-examination, closing arguments
  • Sentencing Advocacy, including the litigation and filing objections to the Pre-Sentence Report (PSR), sentencing Memoranda and conducting sentencing hearings contesting issues of mental health, substance abuse, and calculation of various US Sentencing Guideline issues including “amount of loss,” “role in the offense” and restitution