25 YEARS OF CRIMINAL TRIAL EXPERIENCE
“NOT GUILTY.” The most rewarding moments of my practice are the few seconds immediately after a client has heard a jury foreperson announce that verdict. The emotional response when a client hears that he will not go to prison can be overwhelming. Seeing a client gasp, cheer, clap a hand over his mouth, burst into tears, or turn and hug me, are moments I always remember.
ACQUITTALS, DISMISSALS, AND OTHER VICTORIES
On February 10, 2016 in Albany County Court before Hon. Stephen Herrick, I secured an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal for a client who stood accused of two felony counts of Computer Trespass. On September 23, 2015 I won an acquittal in Albany County Court for a client who stood accused of Attempted Murder, despite eyewitness testimony identifying him as the perpetrator of a shooting that took place on a city sidewalk in broad daylight.
ASSIGNMENTS AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
Assigned Counsel Panel. Currently, much of my practice is devoted to the representation of poor persons accused of crimes as an assigned attorney. I consider it important to fulfill my professional obligation to provide legal assistance to the poor.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Union College – B.A. Political Science 1987 Honors for Oral Defense of Senior Thesis Legislative Assistant to New York State Assemblyman Robert Wertz 1985-1988. Albany Law School – J.D. 1990 Founder and President of Albany Law School Christian Law Society Domenick L. Gabrielli Moot Court Competition Participant.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
FELONIES • MISDEMEANORS • DWI • TRAFFIC
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