By profession, I'm a lawyer with 4 decades experience in the United States and abroad. I've worked as an Assistant United States Attorney in California and Arizona, and as a Trial Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice in Washington DC. I'm now a founding partner of Abrams and Brereton, PLC, in Tucson, Arizona, where Nick Brereton and I focus our practice on criminal defense in federal and state courts; family law; veterans and military-related matters; and administrative law.
I'm also active in efforts to improve the criminal justice system in Arizona through the establishment of more treatment courts and the greater availability of rehabilitation facilities and programs.
My international experience includes service as a Chief-of-Party for DAI and Country Director for ABA-ROLI. My teams and I managed development projects in the Central Asia republics of the former Soviet Union, as well as in Kosovo, Bulgaria, Mongolia, and Afghanistan. I worked on projects funded by USAID, INL, DRL, and by the German and British governments. My most memorable posting was as DAI's Chief of Party in Kosovo, responsible for management of a one-of-a-kind USAID project working to stand up the foreign ministry of that newly-independent nation.
I'm interested in both short- and long-term opportunities in rule-of-law; good governance; anti-corruption; and, economic development.
Specialties: Project development and management; government--contractor relations; law; litigation; international trade; international development; non-governmental organizations; international law; criminal law; criminal investigation; criminal prosecution; criminal defense; human rights; rights of women; rights of minorities; military law; law of the sea; admiralty law; rail transportation; aviation; aircraft; urban transportation
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