I am a criminal defense attorney. That is all that I do. I do not dabble in other areas of law. I solely practice criminal defense. Whether your case requires a jury trial, plea negotiations, or appellate advocacy, I have done all of these things effectively and continue to do them on a daily basis. Criminal charges have serious consequences that can follow a person for life. I strive to have a close connection with all of my clients to ensure that they feel comfortable and are always fully informed about their case. I encourage my clients to ask questions and to call me if they are unsure about anything. When my clients call me, unless I am in Court, I actually answer the phone and call them back promptly. This includes calls at night or on weekends. If you are my client, you will have my cell phone number. You will not continuously reach my voicemail or a secretary. The choices that my clients and I make about their cases are important and I insist that my clients are active participants in their defense. I strive to provide them with candid and well informed advice that comes from working in this field for the past twelve years. I am licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. Although the bulk of my practice is in and around the St. Louis area I routinely travel to other jurisdictions in each state. Regardless of your specific issue, whether it be a municipal, state or federal charge, please feel free to contact me for a free consultation. I am more than willing to answer your questions and provide you with my professional opinion.