Folks at the courthouse know me to be honest, fair and compassionate. As an MH/IDD attorney, I work with some of the most difficult and vulnerable defendants, and cases which pose the most difficult issues for resolution because of the delicate balance between helping a defendant with special issues and protecting the public. I believe this specialized experience makes me more qualified to meet the demands of a criminal district court judge than any other candidate. I have been an attorney since 1989, and I have practiced predominately criminal defense for over twenty years. I know the law, I know the system, and I know the people that I serve.