Selected, by name, to represent officers in high-profile/complex military cases. Defended complex cases, such as child abuse, homosexual assaults, and retrials.
STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE (1994 – 1996)
Commanding the General's legal advisor on all legal matters affecting command of over 9,000 people. Responsible for the resolution and arbitration of complaints of injustices and wrongs to personnel. Tried cases involving senior-ranking officers with the highest visibility. Supervised 3 capital murder cases.
CHIEF DEFENSE COUNSEL OF THE MARINE CORPS (1993 – 1994)
Supervised, trained, and evaluated all Marine Corps defense counsel worldwide. Developed trial advocacy training for all Marine Corps defense counsel. Ensured the quality of follow-up trial advocacy training programs for all Marine Corps defense counsel throughout the world including Korea, the Philippines, Japan, and Hawaii. Selected case files and trained faculty members for these programs.
STAFF JUDGE ADVOCATE (1991 – 1993)
Commanding the General's legal advisor on all problems dealing with criminal justice, environmental, labor, and personnel and administrative law. Lectured over 25,000 Marines and Sailors on sexual harassment prevention and fraternization. Guided the administration of 2 capital murder cases.
REGIONAL DEFENSE COUNSEL (1988 – 1991)
Trained, evaluated and supervised 24 defense attorneys with caseloads of over 300 cases. Conducted over 30 week-long trial advocacy seminars. Handled bench and jury trials involving issues such as fraud, AIDS-related homicides, and child abuse.
Senior Instructor and Trial Advocacy Coordinator. Head of Criminal Law and Evidence departments at Rhode Island's only law school. Rewrote and revised texts in trial advocacy, criminal law, and evidence. Taught lawyers and judges evidence and constitutional criminal procedure. Developed a trial skills package which is still in use throughout the Navy and Marine Corps. Developed, wrote, and implemented all teacher training for the Navy and Marine Corps. Instructed senior lawyers on how to create and implement trial advocacy programs around the world.
MILITARY JUDGE (1982 – 1984)
Adjudicated approximately 300 felony and misdemeanor cases, including over 50 jury trials. Responsible for organizing lawyer training seminars where judges participated.
CHIEF PROSECUTOR MILITARY JUSTICE OFFICER (1980 – 1981)
Supervised, coordinated, and assisted 15 prosecutors and 20 defense counsel. Organized and managed docket and docketing meetings. Tried approximately 125 felony and misdemeanor cases, including 35 jury trials. Supervised 12 paralegals. Prosecuted 2 capital murder cases.
CHIEF PROSECUTOR (1978 – 1980)
Supervised 6 prosecutors. Tried approximately 215 criminal cases. Supervised 3 paralegals. Lectured law enforcement personnel on search and seizure issues, admissions, and confessions.
PROSECUTOR (1976 – 1977)
Prosecuted over 200 felony and misdemeanor cases, including 40 jury trials.
DEFENSE COUNSEL (1975 – 1976)
Handled over 150 criminal cases, including 20 jury trials. Represented clients at administrative discharge boards.