Why Criminal Defense

When you first go to law school and later a lawyer, you get asked a lot why you wanted to. I will be the first to admit I didn’t feel a calling to the law or that I wanted to make a difference.  I wanted a challenging and fulfilling career and I wasn’t good at math so medical school was out. 

I also wasn’t interested in practicing criminal defense. However, I got the highest grade in my class in criminal procedure my second year. This is where they teach the law governing your rights against unlawful search and seizures. After spending several years clerking for judges around Iowa and holding a job representing corporate interests in debt collection, I fell into criminal defense and made the realization: I enjoy helping people especially when they are really down on their luck. Unfortunately, in criminal defense, the wins don’t come easy or often. The most I can do is make sure my clients get fair treatment by the system and the best defense possible. However, the best days are when the hard work pays off and the charges get dismissed.

Of course, I can’t promise that this will happen every time. But if you want a lawyer who cares about you and the outcome of your case and will fight for the best possible outcome, I’m your man. If you are finding yourself being investigated or charged with a crime, contact me to set up a time for a free initial consultation.  Zoom and facetime is available for the current pandemic situation and later for vulnerable members of the population.