Experienced, Effective, Affordable

Professional Experience

State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, 1993 to the Present

Connecticut Child Protection Attorney, 2018 to the Present

Connecticut State and Federal Appointed Counsel, 2018 to the Present

  • Represents indigent clients in the trial, appellate, and child protection courts of the State of Connecticut and in the federal courts in the District of Connecticut.

Leader of Law Firm's Criminal Law & Child Protection Practice, 2017 to 2023

  • Hamden, Connecticut

Visiting Clinical Professor of Law, 2016 to 2017

  • Yale Law School, Juvenile Justice Clinic

Tenured Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Programs, 2004 to 2017

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law
    • Professor of Law (tenured)
      • Youth Justice Clinic: supervised 24 third-year law students on approximately 100 juvenile delinquency cases/year (pro bono), appointed by the North Carolina Office of Indigent Defense Services.
    • Director of Clinical Programs
      • Responsible for overall administrative management, supervision and promotion of all clinical programs within the Law School as well as day-to-day activities, including training, supervision, and mentoring of the 10 faculty members who taught clinical courses to a total of approximately 100 students/year.

Visiting Professor of Law, 2011 to 2015

  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina
    • Courses: Juvenile Courts & Delinquency, Juvenile Courts Practicum

Assistant Federal Defender, 1999 to 2003

  • Federal Defender's Office, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Appointed by the court to represent indigent defendants charged with federal criminal offenses in the District of Massachusetts.
    • Clients included Richard Reid, the “shoe bomber” who was charged in 2001 with acts of terrorism under the U.S.A. Patriot Act.

Public Defender: Trial and Appellate Units, 1993 to 1999

  • Committee for Public Counsel Services, Public Counsel Division, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Appeals Court Law Clerk, 1992 to 1993

  • Law clerk to the late and the Honorable Edith Fine

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Proof Editor, Federal Lawyer Magazine, Publication of Federal Bar Assn., 2021-present
  • Member, Criminal Justice Act Standing Committee, District of Connecticut, 2021-present
  • Federal Bar Assn., 2017-Present
  • Chair, Education Comm., New Haven County Bar Assn., New Haven, CT, 2021-present
  • Executive Comm. Member, New Haven County Bar Assn., New Haven, CT, 2019-Present
  • Faculty Member, National Criminal Defense College, 2018-present
  • Board of Directors, Project Youth Court, New Haven, CT, 2018-2019
  • Member, New Haven County Bar Assn., New Haven, CT, 2017-Present
  • Member, Connecticut Bar Assn., 2017-Present
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., 2017-Present
  • Member, Law and Society Association, 2008-2017
  • Executive Board Member, Clinical Legal Education Association, 2014-17
  • Board Member, Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth, 2012–2017
  • President, N.C. Center for Actual Innocence Board, 2011-2017
  • Vice President, N.C. Center for Actual Innocence Board, 2005-2011
  • Member, National Assn of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004-Present