Work Experience

  • Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the
    Western District of Washington
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney at the Pierce County Prosecutor’s Office
  • Public Defender at the Snohomish County Public Defender’s Association
  • Faculty member at the National Advocacy Center
  • Taught attorneys throughout the United States the art of
    • Voire Dire
    • Effective Cross Examination
    • Effective Opening Statement
    • Effective Closing Argument
    • Trial Advocacy
    • Trying Domestic Violence Homicides
    • Trying Homicides by Abuse
  • Lectures and Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent Lecturer to Attorneys in Washington State & Elsewhere
    • Voire Dire,WAPA Summer Conference, Washington, 2001
    • Trying Sexual Offenses, WAPA Spring Conference,
      Washington, 2005
    • Voire Dire, National Black Prosecutor’s Association, Washington, 2007
    • Trying Homicides, California, 2008
    • Cross Examination, Texas, 2009
    • Lecturer at the Elder Abuse Conference, Washington, 2008
    • Lecturer at the Children’s Justice Conference, Washington, 2009
    • Voire Dire, WAPA Summer Conference, Washington, 2010
    • Trial Advocacy, Opening Statement, Closing Argument,
      National Advocacy Center, South Carolina, 2005-2010
    • Argued at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, December 5, 2011.