Jury acquittals of life charges in the attempted murder trials of People v. Barnes (97HF0153) and People v. Patton (96WF2010). Felony jury trial acquittals in People v. Penaloza (94CF1461), People v. Romero (94HF0363), and People v. Panneton (95HF0153). Negotiated dismissal of serious felonies and life charges on behalf of dozens of clients.
Amicus briefs before the California Supreme Court:
Won reversals of trial courts' termination of parental reunification services:
Won writs on behalf of involuntarily detained or incarcerated clients:
Additional appellate litigation:
People v. Zepeda (11HM08632)
Obtained dismissal of all charges against Mr. Zepeda, following his very public "break in" into his former home (bank owned).
Gay Rights Sting Operation
Litigated a discriminatory prosecution motion and conducted a week-long hearing on behalf of gay men targeted in an undercover police sting.
In re Bryttnie (August 1996)
Won a hotly contested custody hearing on behalf of an out-of-state father against the Social Services Agency.