EDUCATION

Trial Practice Institute 1988
National Criminal Defense College Macon, Ga
Mercer University, Walter F. George College of Law

Juris Doctorate 1984
Florida State University, College of Law Tallahassee, Fl
elective course work included classes in labor law,
advanced constitutional law and trial procedure,
administrative procedures, and income tax
Completed First Year of Law School 1981
University of Florida Gainesville, Fl

Bachelor of Science 1979
Florida State University Tallahassee, Fl
Major: Criminology

Associates of Arts 1976
Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee, Fl
Concentration: Law Enforcement

Basic Recruit Minimum Standards 1978
Tallahassee Community College (current name) Tallahassee, Florida
Course work included the complete curriculum
required to attain certification by the State of
Florida as a police officer

Additional Law Enforcement Training 1978-1986
Various locations

Successfully completed a wide assortment of law enforcement training courses presented by various agencies and institutions including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Drug Enforcement Administration, Metropolitan Dade Police Department and the local law enforcement academy.

These courses, while voluminous , include the subjects of:
Narcotic investigations;
Advanced Instructor Course for General law Enforcement;
Numerous firearms courses;
Advanced crime scene detection and investigation;
Advanced violent crimes investigation techniques and homicide;
Post incident tactical reviews;
Wire and radio intercepts.

Law Related Symposiums and Seminars (partial list)

Death penalty resource counsel

Death is Different, Multiple years including 2007
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Life over Death, Florida Public Defenders Association Multiple Years

National Conference for Science, Technology and Law 2005
National Institute of Justice St. Peterburg, Fl

Blood Breath and Tears, Florida Association of Criminal Multiple Years
Defense Lawyers

Advanced Medical Malpractice, The Florida Bar 2000

Advanced Seminar in Forensic Sciences, 2000
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Advanced Criminal Law, 2000
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Scientific Evidence in the Courtroom, 1998
University of Florida, School of Law

Federal Practice Seminar, United States District Court, 1998
Middle District of Florida, Criminal Justice Act Panel Course

Strategic Trial Preparation, 1997
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Jury Selection That Works, 1997
National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Galaxy of Stars, 1997 National Association of Criminal Defense

Ethical Concerns in Criminal Law, 1996
Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute

Defending Crimes of Violence, 1996
National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Anatomy of Trying Drug Cases, 1996
National Association. of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Defending Crimes of Violence, 1996
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ethical Concerns in Criminal Law, 1995
Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute

Mastering DUI Defense, The Florida Bar 1995

Inside the IRS, W.H. Simon and Co., CPA’s 1995

8th Annual Meeting and Seminar, 1995
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Sentencing Guidelines, 1995
Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association

Cross-Exam; Last Word, National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1995

Mastering Trial Evidence, National Institute for Trial Advocacy 1995
7th Annual Meeting and Seminar, 1994
Florida Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Federal Criminal Practice & Sentencing, 1994
Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association
Sword & Shield of Evidence, 1994
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Defending on All Fronts, 1993
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Real Estate Certification Review
The Florida Bar 1993
Health Care Fraud,
American Bar Association 1993

Tax Basics for the General Practitioner 1993
The Florida Bar

Winning in Court, 1992
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Defending the Accused, 1992
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers