Our Work

How We Fight for Justice: Representative Cases

Civil Rights

Monetary settlement for churchgoers

Deputy sheriff accosted a pastor and his parishioners and falsely accused pastor of cursing at him. Deputy arrested pastor, in violation of his civil rights. Deputy battered one female church member and arrested her and another member, in violation of their civil rights. Monetary settlement for clients.

Criminal Defense

Manufacturing of Marijuana - Jury Trial - Not Guilty

Man grows marijuana for personal use. Charged with manufacturing and possessing marijuana. Man admits growing marijuana to jury. Not guilty on all counts.

Personal Injury / Auto Accident

Monetary settlement for seriously injured woman

Woman left car blocking a dark road in the middle of the night, causing client to crash into car, suffering very serious injuries. Significant monetary settlement for client for all available insurance coverage.

Personal Injury / Auto Accident

Monetary settlement for seriously injured man

Client's vehicle was rear-ended at stop sign by driver at low speed, but causing client significant back injuries and medical expenses. Significant monetary settlement for client.

Criminal Defense

Malice Murder - Jury Trial - Not Guilty on All Counts

Person falsely accused of being a lookout in a gang murder, leading to a malice murder charge. Taken to jury trial. Not guilty verdict on all counts.

Civil Rights

Monetary settlement for inmate

Guards at county jail used a pressure washer on an inmate awaiting trial, causing injury in violation of his civil rights. Monetary settlement for client.

Personal Injury / Auto Accident

Monetary settlement for seriously injured woman

Client's vehicle was rear-ended in interstate traffic, causing client significant back injuries and medical expenses. Significant monetary settlement for client.

Civil Rights

Monetary settlement for vehicle passenger

Law enforcement officials at a traffic stop falsely accused vehicle passenger of having marijuana, choked him, searched his mouth and throat, and charged him with a crime in violation of his civil rights. Monetary settlement for client.

Criminal Defense

Obstruction and Criminal Trespass - Jury Trial - Not Guilty on Most Counts

Journalist accused of felony and misdemeanor obstruction and criminal trespass for videotaping a political rally.

Personal Injury / Auto Accident

Jury trial award for injured man

Client's vehicle was rear-ended, causing client back injuries and medical expenses. Verdict for client at jury trial.

Civil Rights

Monetary settlement for innocent driver's detention

Government entity failed to update GCIC to show a traffic ticket had been paid, leading to the arrest of innocent client. After being held in jail in violation of her civil rights, client was released. Monetary settlement for client.

Civil Rights

Monetary settlement for enlarged detention

Government entity failed to update GCIC to show a previous warrant had been cleared, leading to someone charged with a minor citation being held in jail for multiple days, in violation of his civil rights. Monetary settlement for client.

Criminal Defense

Cocaine Distribution - Jury Trial - Not Guilty

Man charged with sale of cocaine based on a confidential informant. At jury trial, found not guilty on all counts.

Criminal Defense

Family Violence Charges - Withdrawal of Plea Motion - Successful

Client accused of family violence charges falsely pressured into entering a guilty plea. Successfully moved the court to withdraw the plea and reinstate client's right to jury trial.

Business Dispute / Employment

Failure to Pay Wages

Business failed to pay money earned by employee. Litigation resulted in default judgment against employer and monetary recovery for client.

Criminal Defense

Felony Obstruction - Jury Trial - Case Dismissed on Morning of Trial

Client charged with felony obstruction when doing nothing in violation of the law. Case dismissed on the morning of the scheduled jury trial.

Criminal Defense

Aggravated Assault - Jury Trial - Not Guilty

Client accused of aggravated assault for defending his home against someone who attacked him on his own property. Successfully taken to jury trial and not guilty verdict rendered.

Criminal Defense / Civil Rights

Reckless Conduct - Charges Dismissed - Civil Rights Claim Pending

Man accused of reckless conduct and arrested for entering his home with a legally carried firearm. Criminal charges dismissed. Civil rights case pending as of December 2018.

Criminal Defense

Distribution of Marijuana - Jury Trial - Not Guilty

Man tricked into selling marijuana to undercover police officer, while videotaped, in hope of obtaining a job. Charged with distribution of marijuana. Not guilty verdict by jury on all counts.

Criminal Defense

Sexual Abuse - Jury Trial - Not Guilty

Man falsely accused by ex-girlfriend of sexually abusing her child. Not guilty verdict by jury on all counts.

Personal Injury / Auto Accident

Monetary settlement for seriously injured couple

Clients forced off road and suffered significant injuries because under-insured driver entered the wrong lane of travel and drove straight at client. Significant monetary settlement for clients.

Business Dispute / Insurance

Failure Honor Insurance Contract

Insurance company failed to provide payment to business client in accord with contractual obligations after loss to business. After litigation, insurance company rightfully settled and compensated client for loss.

The above cases are cases that our attorneys have either worked on or exclusively handled. The list is by no means inclusive of all cases handled. Details redacted to protect confidentiality. Past results are not guarantees or promises of future success. Above cases do not include ongoing advisement of various business clients.

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