I have represented well over 500 clients since my first job out of law school as a deputy public defender in Cook County, Illinois. Most of the criminal work has taken place in the last six years). My work includes a wide array of legal issues including drug crimes, battery, domestic violence, DUIs, gang injunctions, prostitution, solicitation, hit and run, graffiti, disorderly conduct, harassment and so forth. My philosophy is rather simple. I listen to my clients and try and stand with them. I will not become a prosecutor or judge if the evidence or the allegations are unfavorable. I expect bad evidence and allegations, that is why I am there. I know that police officers often lie and even make up the entire arrest. I see my job as taking the time to understand what is alleged, examine any inconsistencies and improbabilities, and seek a resolution while preparing for trial.