WACDL Member Profiles

We've asked some of our members to answer a few questions about their criminal defense practices. Read what they have to say here.
Kent Underwood on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"Sometimes the accused really did not do it."
Omar Nur on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"The cases are always interesting and it is very fulfilling to help guide my clients through these difficult times in their lives."
Linda M. Callahan on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"Those of us who defend people pulled over by police are engaged in a battle beyond that of any one client."
Kallie Ferguson on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"Our country over-criminalizes and doesn’t seek out good alternatives to jail. I want to be a driving force against that system."
Nancy Neal on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"The conduct that is defined as 'criminal' is often regular human behavior."
Colleen O'Connor on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"The prosecutor initially saw him as a hardened gangster. I saw the teenage boy."
Edwin Aralica on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"It is so important to represent our clients with dignity, respect, and a sense of humanity."
Emily M. Gause on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"There is never a dull moment in criminal defense. I love fighting the good fight."
Brit Mercer on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"He told me that his sentencing was the first time he really believed that anyone cared about him."
Bob Goldsmith on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"I wanted to do something to help people, especially the underdogs...and I wanted to stand up for people."
Kent Underwood on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"During my youth I developed a strong distaste for the abuse of authority, and a great appreciation for the Bill of Rights."
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