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    Home page:
    Tampa, Florida
    Consumer Justice Lawyer and Real Estate Entreprene
    I am a native Floridian, born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. I graduated from Osceola High School in Seminole, Florida before attending and receiving my Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida. My first job out of law school was in public service and law enforcement with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office. In 4 short years, I lead the first-ever Juvenile rocket-docket program, handling thousands of cases alone. I also worked in the Domestic Violence and DUI divisions, trying 50 DUI jury trials and 12 DV jury trials. Once Mark Ober was elected State Attorney and instituted a merit based promotion program, I quickly rose to the rank of Felony Lead Trial Attorney and ultimately the Major Crimes Division. I tried more than 50 felony jury trials, including serious felonies such as kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder. I won more than 90% of my jury trials while at the State Attorney's Office, including a perfect 5-0 record in murder trials.

    Once I left the State Attorney's Office, I joined the criminal defense firm of Taracks and Associates. During my two years there, I tried many high profile defense cases, including the successful defense of a hate crime case in Pinellas County, Florida. After 1 year of litigation, 2 jury trials and 1 mistrial, the jury waited only 5 minutes, after hearing my closing argument, to return a verdict of not guilty on the hate crime charge. That was truly one of my proudest moments as a lawy