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The expert lawyers in our Group have the experience, skills and resources needed to get the best possible result for you and your family. Call (800) 459-2500 to speak with a defense attorney who knows how to handle your case.
The following is a sample of the superior attorneys who work with our Group, all across America:
Alan Baum, Esq. Supervising Attorney, Certified Criminal Law Specialist
With over 40 years of criminal defense experience and an unmatched track record of courtroom success, "attorney to the stars" Alan Baum brings tremendous power and expertise to the The Criminal Defense Group team. Mr. Baum is a certified Criminal Defense Specialist and holds the highest possible "AV Rating" from Martindale-Hubble. Mr. Baum routinely handles the most challenging criminal cases and has earned national press recognition for his expertise in criminal matters.
Mr. Baum is an expert in Federal Criminal Law and handles both state and federal felony charges throughout the country. He is admitted to practice in over 40 United States Federal Courts, where he has specialized in White Collar, Drug and Violent Crimes defense.
Attorney Baum was named a Southern California "Super Lawyer" in 2006 and in 2011 by Los Angeles Magazine and featured as a Top Gun Attorney by Forbes Magazine. When our clients need a truly big gun defender, they can look to Alan Baum.
Eric Chase is one of America's most respected and well known criminal defense attorneys and a regular commentator on defense matters in the news media. With extensive experience in both state and federal courts, Mr. Chase has generated outstanding results in some of the most challenging cases involving homicide, conspiracy, child pornography, drug crimes, wire fraud, money laundering and many other serious criminal allegations.
Mr. Chase holds a Juris Doctorate from the top rated Boston University. Mr. Chase is a firm believer that everyone has a right to an effective defense, not just the fortunate few who can afford a private attorney.
Guy Womack, Esq. Federal and Military Attorney, Local Partner
Guy Womack is one of the premier military and federal attorneys in the nation and consistently handles high profile cases for clients who demand the best possible defense. Currently, he has been retained as defense counsel on the "Abu Ghraib" prisoner abuse case in Iraq.
Mr. Womack has 23 years of experience in military law, federal criminal defense, white collar crimes and immigration and naturalization law. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He is admitted to the state bars of Texas and Georgia, and he is also admitted to practice in many federal and military courts across the nation.
Mr. Womack's impeccable credentials and impressive courtroom record have earned him tremendous media attention. He is regularly featured on the major television news networks and print media. He has appeared on the biggest TV news shows, including Hardball with Chris Mathews, MS-NBC, The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, CNN's Paula Zahn, NBC and the Capitol Report. Having the name "Guy Womack" on your defense team gives you an instant advantage in the defense of your rights.
A seasoned attorney with a great many successful cases to his credit, Nelson Chase has become famous for his ability to take potentially complex cases and distill them to the benefit of his clients. Mr. Chase specializes in litigation involving corporations, securities, securities fraud and other white collar crimes. He practices criminal law at the state and federal level, and he also has extensive civil litigation experience.
Mr. Chase has successfully argued class action multi-state and federal lawsuits that have recovered millions of dollars for consumers. As a criminal attorney, has has a long track record of successes throughout the country.
Mr. Chase earned his J.D. at Wayne State University in 1961. He is currently admitted to practice law in the states of New York, Michigan, South Carolina and California. He also is admitted to a number of federal courts throughout the nation.
For more than 35 years, Miami criminal defense lawyer Bruce Alter, Esquire has dedicated his law practice to defending people who have been charged with crimes throughout Florida and the United States.
Mr. Alter began his career as a criminal defense attorney in 1976. After graduating with highest honors from Brown University and the Florida State University College of Law, he accepted employment with the Miami-Dade County Public Defender's Office. During his eight years as an assistant public defender, he tried hundreds of criminal cases, including sexual battery, robbery and murder. In 1981 he was promoted to senior trial attorney, supervising the development of other attorneys and specializing in complex litigation and capital homicides.
A resident of Indiana, Kirk S. Freeman was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University. He then went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. In 1995 he was the winner of the Federal Civil Rights Legal Defense Fund Law Review Note of the Year.
From 1995-1999 he served as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Tippecanoe County. In 2000 he joined a general practice firm in Frankfort, Indiana and, in 2001,opened his own office in Lafayette. For the past nine years he has served central Indiana, specializing in Criminal Defense, Divorce and Administrative Law.
As a California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Ms. Gates has a unique ability to understand how a client's criminal case should have been handled. Crucial to good post-conviction representation is not simply being able to read trial transcripts and look for mistakes made during trial. It is the ability to know what was NOT done for the client and to know how to bring this information before the appropriate post-conviction court. It is Ms. Gates' opinion that the best appellate attorneys are those who also have considerable trial experience.
Ms. Gates started her legal career doing criminal law specific externships while in law school at Hastings College of the Law, a top-ten nationally ranked law school. While many attorneys use law school to determine in which area they will practice, Ms. Gates went to law school knowing she wanted to be one of the best criminal attorneys in the country. Always striving to be the best, Ms. Gates sought a highly coveted and hard to get externship at the California Supreme Court working exclusively on post-conviction writs and appeals with the California Supreme Court justices and staff attorneys. This experience gave Ms. Gates first hand knowledge of the workings of the Supreme Court. Ms. Gates believes this experience and knowledge gives her insight that other attorneys may not have.
Mr. Roy is originally from Twin Falls, Idaho. Mr. Roy attended Twin Falls High School where he was involved in the schools boxing program and began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; while still a High School student, Mr. Roy competed in one Mixed Martial Arts competition where he beat his opponent within 60 seconds.
Mr. Roy moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2002 in order to attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas. There, Mr. Roy majored in Business Administration and was on the Dean's List the majority of his time at the School of Business. At UNLV Mr. Roy continued his fight training where he regularly competed in boxing matches and won all but one fight.
James J. Gitomer, Esq. Senior Criminal Defense Attorney
For more than 35 years, James J. Gitomer has represented criminal defendants charged with felonies. He is licensed in both Maryland and Nevada. In addition, he has practiced in a number of Federal District Courts, including Maryland, New York and Pittsburg. He is also a member of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and has practiced before the Supreme Court of the United States.
His clientele varies from defendants charged in complex federal drug cases to doctors charged with Medicare fraud. Each of his clients warrants and receives individualized attention. This attention is based on his belief that every person charged with a crime is entitled to the best defense available. Not only does he utilize his particular skills, he is also adept at formulating a team to defend people who are charged with a crime.
James is a member of the following organizations:
American Bar Association (ABA)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
During his long career as a criminal defense attorney, Attorney Stuart J. Grossman has gained the respect of his peers and of those with whom he works on a daily basis. After earning his Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School in 1971, Attorney Grossman embarked on a career that includes a wide variety of cases. Currently, Attorney Grossman handles all aspects of state and federal cases, including trial and appeal.
Some of the cases Attorney Grossman has tried include:
- The federal trial and acquittal of a former Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, Poland who was charged with conspiring to sell nuclear weapons and other arms to the Irish Republican Army after the fall of the Soviet Union.
- The successful federal appeal of a man who was convicted of selling a counterfeit "Guadalajara Haggadah".
- The state murder trial and acquittal of a 17 year old drug gang member who was charged with killing a rival drug gang member.
Attorney Grossman is admitted to practice in all of the Courts of the State of New York, The United States Court of Appeals For The Second Circuit and The United States District Court For The Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Matthew A. Martin earned his Juris Doctor Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 1994. He began his career with the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office in Pontiac, Michigan and was quickly promoted to prosecute complex felony cases. Mr. Martin successfully tried numerous homicide, armed robbery, sexual assault, drug distribution and conspiracy cases. He relocated to Colorado in 2003 and continued his criminal trial practice with the Douglas, Arapahoe, and Jefferson County district attorney's offices before opening his own criminal defense firm. He now applies his trial skills and background as a former district attorney to effectively defend his clients. Mr. Martin handles only criminal cases with a focus on rape, sexual assault on a child, internet sex crimes, and other serious felonies.
Since graduating from St. John's University School of Law in 1972, Mr. Rinaldo has been engaged almost exclusively in the practice of criminal law. Having honed his trial skills as a public defender, he has been in private practice for over 33 years and tried numerous federal and state cases. Mr. Rinaldo has achieved outstanding results in a wide range of matters, including drug cases, federal racketeering and gang prosecutions, wire fraud and child pornography cases.
Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, he successfully argued against the application of the federal Armed Career Criminal Act which resulted in the reversal of a 15 year mandatory minimum sentence.
Mr. Rinaldo is admitted to practice in the Courts of New York State, and the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.
Attorney Scott Brown has been successfully representing clients with tenacity and compassion since graduating from the West Virginia College of Law in 1996. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech in 1986, Scott worked in a research laboratory, as an investigator with the West Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and as an office manager at a physician's office, a job he continued throughout law school.
From his offices in Wheeling, West Virginia, Scott vigorously represents and defends clients in West Virginia and eastern Ohio who have been charged with a crime or are facing potential criminal charges. Scott is dedicated to his clients and their cases and works tirelessly to get the charges against them dismissed or reduced while keeping his clients fully informed throughout the entire process.
With the skills Scott has acquired throughout his career as a skilled criminal defense lawyer, he has gained the respect of local state prosecutors and assistant United States Attorneys and will fight for his clients.
Since gaining his license to pratcie law in New Mexico in 1999 and in Arkansas in 2001, Attorney Paul Smith has proven himself to be an aggressive, successful criminal defense attorney. He currently litigates and supervises other litigation attorneys in his offices in Fayetteville and Jonesboro, Arkansas, while managing and resolving criminal matters at all levels in both state and federal courts. The cases Attorney Smith has successfully handled have involved sex crimes, rape, white collar crimes, wire fraud, money laundering, child pornography, homicides, terroristic threats, drug possession, drug distribution, drug manufacturing and homicide/murder, among others.
Attorney Smith received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and his MBA from Webster University in St Louis, Missouri.
He is currently a member of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Putman Inns of Court, the Arkansas Bar Association and the New Mexico Bar Association.
Attorney Summer McKeivier handles a wide variety of cases in the criminal defense field and has earned a reputation for her intensive preparation and equally impressive case results. Most recently, she obtained a result of three years probation for a client caught in a Federal sting operation who was facing many years of prison time.
Ms. McKeivier began her education at Louisiana State University where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Organic Chemistry. After spending a summer in Washington, DC, Ms. McKeiver swtiched fields to law. She eventually moved to Los Angeles, where she attended the Southwestern University School of Law.
After completing her law studies, Ms. McKeivier joined the Donald Beiderman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Ms. McKeivier later joined the District Attorney's office in Van Nuys, California, where she was an integral party of a series of major criminal convictions.
Ms. McKeivier is now an important part of the criminal defense team at The Criminal Defense Group.
Mr. Bolliger is a fully-grounded Tri Citian: he grew up and attended schools in Richland (K-12, graduating in 1975), he practiced law for several years in Pasco, and his law offices are now located in Kennewick.
After high school, Mr. Bolliger served a U.S. Navy enlistment as an Electronics Technician. He later worked for several years in the nuclear power plant construction/maintenance industry as an Electrical Construction Engineer.
Mr. Bolliger received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science (with a minor in Computer Science) in 1988 from the University of California at San Diego. Mr. Bolliger received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1991 from California Western School of Law, which is also located in San Diego.
With 20 years of experience in the automotive industries and clear knowledge of DMV rules and regulations, Amir Soleimanian has been able to represent his clients with utmost confidence. His experience in the practice of traffic laws has earned him a 96 % success rate.
Mr. Soleimanian has tried over 1,000 traffic trials, which has earned him the reputation for being Mr. Ticket. He is detail oriented, dedicated, attentive and honest to all his clients from the start to finish of every case.
Mr. Soleimanian earned his Bachelor degree in engineering from the Northroup University and his law degree from the U.W.L.A. He is fluent in English, Hebrew and Farsi.
Mr. Soliemanian is the founder of Mr. Ticket, which is an organization that helps individuals with there Traffic and DMV matters. Amir is a firm believer of his clients having the best legal representation regardless of their race, color or ethnic backgrounds. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty!
There are over 6 MILLION traffic violations issued in the state of California alone, according to The Superior Court of California. With this overwhelming number of tickets, every driver is in jeopardy of losing their license, sky rocketing insurance rates, and not to mention the possibility of losing their job.
Jason Spanich graduated with Honors from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1997. Following law school, Jason worked for the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, initially in the Non-Capital Trial Division and later in the Capital Trial Division, in which he tried Capital Murder cases on an exclusive basis.
Mr. Spanich has tried more than forty jury trials, including eleven death penalty murders. He has represented more than fifty defendants charged with murder. He is licensed to practice in Oklahoma and in the Western District of Oklahoma.
Currently in private practice, Mr. Spanich is available throughout the state of Oklahoma. He uses his experience to tackle the cases that other lawyers do not want to handle. His goal is to obtain the best result for the client, whether through negotiation or litigation. Mr. Spanich's representation includes every level of criminal case, from juvenile matters, to DUI and drug cases, to sex crimes, to capital murder.
Noah H. Pines, Esq. Senior Criminal Defense Attorney
Noah received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1992 and his law degree from Emory University in 1995. Noah started his legal career prosecuting misdemeanors in the DeKalb County Solicitor's Office in July of 1995. In 1998, Noah joined the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office where he prosecuted felony cases including, drug trafficking, rape, murder and armed robbery, child molestation and child homicide cases. In addition to his courtroom responsibilities, Noah often gave lectures to police officers, doctors and other prosecutors in Georgia on several topics including: domestic violence, DUI, demonstrative evidence, child witnesses and testifying in child abuse cases. Additionally, Noah appeared on the ABC television show 20/20 as an authority on the subject of internet stalking.
In June of 2002, Noah decided to leave the DeKalb County District Attorney's Office and enter private practice. As a criminal defense lawyer, Noah handles all types of criminal cases, including juvenile delinquencies, misdemeanors, felonies and asset forfeitures in State, Superior and Federal Courts throughout the State of Georgia. Noah's knowledge of the criminal justice system and the trial skills he gained as a prosecutor makes him an invaluable asset to the clients he represents in criminal matters. Noah is known as a fearless trial lawyer who vigorously fights for his clients. In recognition of his work ethic and trial skills, Noah was named a Georgia Super Lawyer by his colleagues.
Joshua M. Solberg possesses the keen analytical insight and attention to detail required of a successful Law & Motions practitioner. His understanding of the intricacies of federal and state Constitutional and criminal law, his tireless devotion to research and his ability to recognize winning issues make him an invaluable asset for those represented by The Criminal Defense Group.
Mr. Solberg understands that careful law & motion practice can have several benefits for a client. A well-prepared, thoroughly researched motion often means the difference between conviction and dismissal. Additionally, a well-placed motion can be a powerful tool in shaping the course of the trial, and can help to persuade the prosecution to fashion amore equitable plea agreement.
Mr. Solberg graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science. His education continued at the intensive, prestigious SCALE program at Southwestern Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate. Mr. Solberg has since spent his entire legal career in criminal defense.
The Criminal Defense Group has staff attorneys, associates, partners and criminal defense attorneys of counsel throughout the country. We handle cases in all 50 states. Our group includes nearly 200 skilled defense attorneys and is growing.
Please call us us at (800) 459-2500 to locate a defense attorney in your area or to learn more about any specific criminal defense lawyer in our group. We will also be happy to provide you with information to check out the state bar record of any of our expert criminal defense attorneys.
THE BEST ATTORNEYS
At The Criminal Defense Group, we take great pride in the quality and integrity of our attorneys. With each of our staff attorneys, you can expect:
At least 10 years experience
An impressive courtroom track record
Real experience in cases likes yours
An exemplary state bar record
An outstanding legal reputation
OUR CODE OF CONDUCT
Our firm was created around one goal -- to deliver the best possible results for you, regardless of the cost to us.
We will never sacrifice your rights to an unnecessary plea bargain in order to avoid the costs of a trial. We will spend the time needed to prepare your defense and bring in whatever resources are needed, even when it means hiring experts outside the firm.
Our high standards of conduct and excellent case results have distinguished our firm among our clients, the legal industry and the news media.
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