Civil and Criminal Appellate Attorney
California at Berkeley Boalt Hall
School of Law
Nov 2012 - Present
A solo appellate-litigation practice specializing in state and federal appeals.
Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass LLP
Oct 2008 - Nov 2012
Trial and appellate lawyer representing individual and corporate clients in breach of contract, employment, copyright, consumer-fraud, class action, and other cases. Responsible for all aspects of case litigation, including preparing pleadings, briefing motions, propounding discovery, taking depositions, and arguing at hearings. Briefed and argued five appeals in federal and state courts.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Law Clerk to the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley
Aug 2007 - Aug 2008
Researched and drafted bench memoranda, opinions, and orders in all manner of civil and criminal cases. Assisted judge in preparing for trials and settlement conferences. Participated in all aspects of the pre-trial and trial proceedings in United States v. Poulsen, a high-profile white-collar fraud case involving nearly $2 billion in losses to investors.
Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
Law Clerk to the Honorable R. Guy Cole, Jr.
Aug 2006 - Aug 2007
Researched and drafted bench memoranda and opinions in connection with cases involving constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, immigration, employment discrimination, commercial disputes, and the death penalty.