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SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLES OF TRIALS

Homicide/Self-Defense:
A teenager shot and killed his father as he walked in the door after work. The father had horrifically abused the client, his mother and brother for ten years. We presented witnesses of the years of abuse. Expert witnesses testified to the effect of prolonged abuse on his development and perceptions. They explained how "battered child syndrome" gave the client a heightened perception of when the abuser would attack, and why he reasonably feared for his life when he shot the man in self defense. The jury was unable to reach a verdict. The state later resolved the case with a plea to manslaughter and credit for time served.

Rape:
A physician was charged with raping a patient in his office. Our investigation revealed her long history of untruths. Our expert witnesses explained why what she claimed happened could not have happened. Despite intense publicity, the jury was unable to reach a verdict.  The state later dismissed the charge.

Felony Assaults of Police Officers:
The client was charged with assaulting two police officers after a Mariners game, causing a serious cut to the side of one officer's face. At trial we showed how the officer assaulted our client, then fell against him, breaking his headset which caused the cut. The jury acquitted of one count and hung on the second. The state dismissed.

Domestic Violence:
A prosecutor proceeded to trial without a complaining witness to testify against my client. The court sustained many of our objections to the evidence. The court dismissed the charge when the prosecution finished presenting its evidence.

Misdemeanor Assault:
A woman claimed my client assaulted her while in line at a Dairy Queen. She said he grabbed her from behind and threw her onto the floor on her back. We brought in a tae kwon do teacher to demonstrate to the jury how, if the woman was trying to block the client from reaching the
counter to give his order, she was pressing against him, and when he stepped away she fell to the floor. The jury acquitted in less than an hour.


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