ichael brings his experience from a long career in criminal defense to his practice at M&L, where he focuses on cannabis regulatory law and criminal defense. Michael began his career as public defender for two years in San Diego, using fluency in Spanish. At the San Diego Public Defender’s office, he tried 15 cases to jury, and litigated dozens of motions and juvenile hearings and trials.
Since 1992, Michael has been in private practice, primarily in criminal defense, though also litigating a variety of matters in juvenile dependency courts, administrative and licensing hearings. Throughout his career, Michael has tried over 60 jury trials and litigated hundreds of motions, all with a high rate of success. Particular areas of defense: domestic violence, sexual assault, narcotics and marijuana, driving under the influence.