Kendall County Office of the Public Defender
Assistant Public Defender
August 2010 — Present
Conducted 10 felony and misdemeanor jury trials.
Conducted 42 felony and misdemeanor bench trials.
Developed extensive case management skills while handling over 700 criminal misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile cases from discovery stages through trial and sentencing.
Negotiated over 500 cases to successful resolution on behalf of criminal clients.
Interviewed over 700 clients and witnesses in pre-trial settings for purposes of both negotiation and trial preparation.
Researched and drafted over 100 criminal pleadings based on state and federal case, statutory, and constitutional law.
Conducted over 100 hearings on issues related to the increase, reduction and revocation of clients’ bail bond.
Conducted 36 evidentiary hearings in both misdemeanor and juvenile cases involving the constitutional and statutory protections that determined the admissibility of evidence at trial.
Represented criminal clients on issues concerning mental fitness to stand trial from inception to resolution through hearings by both judge and jury.
Represented clients in parental abuse and neglect cases involving their fitness to regain guardianship and wardship of their children.