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5 Things I Learned To Do as a Public Defender that You Can Do Too

5 Things I Learned To Do as a Public Defender that You Can Do Too

Before starting my law practice, I served as a public defender in King and Snohomish Counties.  Looking back, I can now say that public defense was the hardest yet most rewarding of jobs in my career. 

Why was it rewarding? Honestly, I enjoyed learning through the trial by fire.  I had my first jury trial the second week on the job, days after meeting my client.  Two months later, I was managing hundreds of active criminal defense cases.

But while I was grinding it out, I wasn’t alone.  Surrounding me were some of the smartest and most generous people I’ve encountered.  I learned a lot from my fellow public defenders and now I want to share some of those teachings with you.    

These are 5 Things I Learned To Do as a Public Defender and that You Can Do Too.

Welcome to Five Minutes Newsletter

Welcome to Five Minutes Newsletter

I write this to officially deliver you the message: I started a law firm.

 

I've always knew I'd do my own thing, and recently decided: why wait?  After years as a public defender, it was go time.  I'm launching a law practice in my own style, with a deeper intention to help people who need help, defend people who need defending, and explore issues of criminal law, business, and technology.  My thought is that I can be a real-life, real-person's guide to the legal system.