I have practiced criminal law for thirty-four (34) years. I have extensive experience on both sides of the criminal justice system --- eighteen (18) years as a prosecutor with the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and sixteen (16) years as a criminal defense attorney. I have tried approximately one hundred and twenty-five (125) cases to verdict by jury (90% of which were felonies). I have participated in thousands criminal evidentiary hearings and motions. Prior to attending law school, I was a San Francisco police officer for two (2) years.