Bend Attorney's Practice Areas
My firm focuses on personal injury and criminal defense cases. I take on
serious cases and understand that the damages to your reputation, family,
health, well-being, and occupation can be incalculable if you are wrongfully
convicted of a criminal offense or if you are not properly compensated
for a serious injury caused by someone else.
I have substantial trial experience and have been in the legal practice for
16 years. In addition to Oregon, I am licensed to practice law in Nebraska and Minnesota.
Bend Criminal Defense Lawyer
I have successfully defended people in serious criminal matters and have
obtained many not-guilty verdicts from jury trials. Success is always
based on hard work, first and foremost; however, in criminal cases, you
also have to dig deeper into things and set aside common presumptions.
You have to understand how both cops and criminals operate.
A criminal defense attorney has to be able to quickly go through large
amounts of discovery, analyze it, and then make important
strategy decisions as to how to proceed. This is the level of effort I put forth
so that I can understand what is going on and fully advise my clients.
After this initial case work, I can then draft and file all motions and
pleadings necessary to begin mounting the pretrial defense. If the case
proceeds beyond the pretrial stage, we then enter the jury trial phase
and get ready for battle. I defend clients against a wide variety of accusations,
including those that have to do with assault, violent crimes, drugs and
controlled substances, child molestation, theft, criminal sexual conduct,
and domestic violence.
Personal Injury Attorney in Bend, OR
If you have been injured in an auto accident, truck accident, premises
liability incident, a product liability situation, or an injury related
to a liquor liability case, I can help. My firm also handles wrongful
contingency fees for personal injury services, which means that my attorney fees are based
on what I can recover for your losses. My fees for cases that settle prior
to litigation are only 25%. This fee is lower than the average firm's fees.
I am focused on dealing with insurance companies and attorneys while you
focus on trying to get better. I will assist with gathering medical bills,
medical records, and other documents to help prove your losses. I will
then work toward obtaining the compensation for these damages. Sometimes
that means a fair settlement from the insurance company, and other times
it means we go to a jury trial and present our case.
If you need assistance with your criminal or personal injury case,
call my firm
today to set up your initial case evaluation!