Let me begin by saying that I hope I'm the right guy to help you
in federal criminal court. I recognize that I am not the right lawyer
for everybody. I encourage you to keep looking until you are sure
that you've found the right person to entrust with your freedom.
I also hope that your case is one that I am interested in taking.
I take fewer than half the cases that are presented to me. This permits
me to keep my practice small and only represent the people whose stories
I feel compelled to tell.
I would rather not be hired at all than be hired by someone for whom
I am the wrong lawyer or someone who is the wrong client for me. If
I sense that there is something that might get in the way of the client-lawyer
relationship, I don't hesitate to recommend some other well-qualified
lawyers who might be able to help better than me.
My best client is a well-informed one. I am sure that you recognize
that all lawyers' web pages -- mine included -- are advertisements,
and that the contents should be taken with a grain of salt. To help
us both make sure that there is a fit between us, I've done my best
to tell the truth about what you can expect from federal
criminal court and from me. I believe you'll find that you can take
the information here with a smaller grain of salt than the information
you'll find elsewhere.
If you have a question, comment, or quibble about anything I say
here, please don't hesitate to contact
me. If I have said something the least bit misleading or inaccurate,
I will rush to fix it and you will have my gratitude. If I had to
be anything less than honest to get hired, I wouldn't want the job.