I attended University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, in Sacramento, California, graduating in 1978. I have practiced in Alaska and only in Alaska for 35 years.

While there, I received two American Jurisprudence awards for scholarship.

Upon graduation, I moved to Wrangell, Alaska, where I opened my own general practice of civil law and criminal defense.

In 1986, I moved to Juneau and opened my practice there. After a couple of years of general practice, I limited things to criminal defense only, handling many different types of criminal cases, from drug offenses to violent crimes, to DUIs/drunk drivings.

In 1996, after two years of working on it, I completed ‘Drunk Driving in Alaska,’ a cases and principles book on the subject.

From the beginning, I have defended what I estimate to be about 14-1500 drunk driving / DUI cases, along with many drug cases involving methamphetamine, marijuana, mushrooms, cocaine, heroin and other drugs.

After publication of ‘Defense of Drunk Driving in Alaska,’ my reputation for defending drunk driving / DUI cases began expanding further than SE Alaska. I began to take cases in the Kenai area, as well as Unalaska / Dutch Harbor. Since then, I have represented clients in nearly every Alaska jurisdiction.