Practice Areas


  • Intentional Homicide

  • Reckless Homicide

  • Negligent Homicide

  • Homicide by Intoxicated Use of a Vehicle

There is a rea­son why there are so many books, movies, and tele­vi­sion shows about homi­cide — defend­ing a homi­cide case is the ulti­mate chal­lenge for a defense lawyer. Defense of a homi­cide takes the full range of legal skills and tal­ents, an excep­tion­al amount of dri­ve, and care­ful judg­ment. Expe­ri­ence — and a track record of suc­cess — can make the dif­fer­ence between a bad out­come and a pos­i­tive one. 

Homi­cide cas­es present spe­cial chal­lenges for many rea­sons. The stakes in homi­cide cas­es are as high as they get.  Homi­cides can involve the widest range of evi­dence – crime-scene evi­dence like DNA, fin­ger­prints, tool and die-mark evi­dence (some­times mis­tak­en­ly called “bal­lis­tics” evi­dence); med­ical evi­dence about the cause of death; shoot­ing recon­struc­tion evi­dence, ali­bi evi­dence, eye­wit­ness iden­ti­fi­ca­tions, evi­dence of motive, psy­chi­atric eval­u­a­tions – and thus require a very broad range of knowl­edge about the rules of evi­dence and the sci­ence behind police inves­ti­ga­tions.  Homi­cide cas­es also attract the most atten­tion from the media and the pub­lic, which can influ­ence how cas­es are resolved or tried. And homi­cide cas­es may involve a wide range of defens­es that are not com­mon in oth­er areas of crim­i­nal law, includ­ing self-defense, ali­bi, and insan­i­ty.

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