We represent children in juvenile delinquency cases—that is, in cases in which a child is charged with conduct that, if committed by an adult, would be criminal.

We also represent parents in dependency cases, where the state challenges a parent’s fitness or capacity for custody.

In family defense, the allegations tend to raise issues that are emotionally laden and highly personal—whether they target a parent’s ability to raise a child or a young person’s conduct within an adult-governed world. With that in mind, we take seriously our obligation to listen to our client, to respect his or her priorities and goals, and to defend the case with an eye always to the long-term impact of the case on the client’s life.