University of San Diego School of Law, LL.M. in Criminal Law, 1996
St. Thomas University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, 1995
University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1990
Brown Law Offices, Las Vegas, NV
Attorney Owner, March 2011 to Present
Handle all aspects of state and federal criminal defense litigation and juvenile delinquent defense, including drug offenses, firearms charges, gang crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence, casino marker default, fraud/white collar crime, computer crimes, probation/parole violations, warrants, record sealing, juvenile delinquent proceedings, juvenile certifications, juvenile sex offenses; court appointed attorney in both state and federal courts.
Clark County District Attorney's Office, Las Vegas, NV
Chief Deputy District Attorney, 1997 to 2011
Handled all facets of criminal and juvenile prosecutions on a full range of cases from misdemeanors to homicide; acted as lead counsel for numerous felony jury trials, including murder, armed robbery, drug trafficking, gang-related offenses and habitual criminal cases; litigated high profile and complex cases; conducted grand jury proceedings, preliminary hearings, sentencings and probation revocations; litigated all phases of juvenile delinquency cases from the charging decision through contested hearing and appeal; litigated numerous hearings to certify juveniles to adult status; instructed new and experienced law enforcement officers regarding criminal law and procedure; advised law enforcement regarding investigations, search warrant preparation and charging decisions; wrote appellate briefs to the Nevada Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court; conducted oral argument before the Nevada Supreme Court; responded to post-conviction writs and motions.
Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., San Diego, CA
Legal Intern, Jan. 1996 to May 1996
Conducted research and drafted a wide variety of motions; represented clients charged with criminal offenses in United States District Court; handled numerous court appearances, including accepting appointment of counsel and bail hearings.
St. Thomas School of Law, Immigration Clinic, Miami, FL
Certified Legal Intern, Sept. 1994 to May 1995
Interviewed and counseled immigration clients in pro bono clinic; filed pleadings and conducted on-going legal research; represented various immigrants in political asylum hearings; prevailed on asylum claim in immigration court six months after the reinstatement of deposed President Jean Bertrand Aristide.
Judge Harvey L. Goldstein, 11th Judicial District Court, Civil Division, Miami, FL
Legal Intern, June 1994 to August 1994
Drafted orders and decisions on various motions; wrote legal memoranda and opinions; conducted legal research at request of judge.