TRIAL EXPERIENCE

For over five years, I prosecuted criminal and juvenile cases on behalf of the Kane County State's Attorney. During that time, I handled hundreds of cases ranging from misdemeanors to capital murders. My trial practice continued after leaving the prosecutor's office. I have tried approximately 75 civil and criminal cases to verdict. In 1996, I was hired by the capital litigation division of the State Appellate Defender to represent Geno Macri in DuPage County General No. 93 CF 1879 in post-conviction proceedings following imposition of a sentence of death. Mr. Macri's sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in 2003.

I have represented clients in the following significant cases in circuit court:

(1) Gorecki v. McCoy, Kane County General Number 04 MR 33

I represented the elected Kane County State's Attorney in her efforts to prevent her ouster from office during the suspension of her license to practice law.

(2) People v. Timothy Clark, Kane County General Number 01 CF 3217

The jury acquitted my client in April 2002 of the offense of aggravated discharge of a firearm following an armed stand-off with police.

(3) People v. Greenwood, Kane County General Number 91 CF 1577

My representation of the accused in a capital murder case succeeded in reducing the charge to attempted armed robbery.

(4) Fetzer v. Wood, 211 Ill.App.3d 70 (2nd Dist., 1991)

My appellate representation resulted in reversal of an adverse verdict entered against my clients in a medical malpractice case and the award of a new trial.