Victoria Washington

Victoria Washington is our exclusively recommended Criminal Defence expert in Mississippi on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Victoria directly using the contact details listed above.

Victoria Washington is a native of Jackson, MS with her roots beginning in Belzoni, MS. Attorney Washington received her Bachelor of Arts from Tugaloo College. While there she served as the charter member for the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society and obtained one of the highest English Honours Awards. After graduating, she taught English at Chastain Middle School in Jackson, MS, and coached basketball and volleyball. After working with the Committee on Homeland Security during the summer of her second year as a teacher, she decided to attend law school.

She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law. While earning her law license, Attorney Washington served as a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, Dean’s Leadership Council, and held as the winner and semi-finalist in several Moot Court and National Trial Advocacy Competitions. She also worked as a limited practice attorney with the Innocence Project and The United States Attorney’s Office in its Northern District under United States Attorney Felicia Adams, in the Criminal Division.

Prior to the start of The Washington Law Firm, PLLC, Attorney Washington worked as Judicial Law Clerk in the Sixth Judicial Circuit Court District. Thereafter, she worked as an associate attorney in private practice where her practice focused primarily on Criminal Defence, state and federal appellate cases, and personal injury litigation.

Attorney Washington is the owner and operator of The Washington Law Firm, PLLC. She now has more than half a decade of experience practicing criminal law and personal injury. She serves as a part-time public defender in the DeSoto County Circuit Courts, and serves as a Criminal Justice Act Panellist in the Northern District of Mississippi Federal Courts, while maintaining her private practice. She previously served as a part-time public defender in Greenville, MS and DeSoto County Youth Courts.

She successfully represents Mississippi residents who are injured in slip-and-falls, car accidents, and truck accidents. She has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal injury cases for her clients and fights to ensure insurance companies pay what each client deserves. She has also successfully litigated § 1983 Civil Rights actions protecting civilian plaintiffs from wrongful arrests and excessive force.

She enjoys serving and educating the community concerning their constitutional rights and criminal defence. She spends her time volunteering to uplift the legal and surrounding communities. When she’s not in the office or in court, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, decorating, playing basketball, reading, and traveling. She strives to put God first in all that she does, and she works diligently to stay committed to her firm’s motto, “Justice … is our Signature. Prepared to Fight!” And, she will fight!

Courts of Attendance:

  • Federal Courts (Mississippi)
  • Northern District Court
  • Southern District Court
  • Mississippi Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Nicole Moorman

Nicole Moorman is our exclusively recommended Criminal Defence expert in Georgia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nicole directly using the contact details listed above.

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Nicole was born and raised in Chicago, IL. Nicole accepted an academic scholarship to Southern Illinois University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Pre-Law Studies in 2010. While at SIU, Nicole became very active on campus where she was a member of the Student Body Government, Criminal Justice Association and Pre-Law Association.

Upon graduating, Nicole moved to Atlanta, Ga., where she obtained her master’s degree in Criminal Justice at Troy University, graduating with honours. After working with the state for nearly five years as a Felony Probation Officer and Specialised Task Force Agent, Nicole was offered admission to Emory University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2018.

While at Emory, Nicole interned with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office and was active in many organisations on campus to include Criminal Law Society, Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, to name a few.

Nicole specialises in criminal defence, focusing primarily on felony and federal cases.

Gerald M. Salcido

Gerald Salcido is our exclusively recommended Criminal Defence expert in Utah on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gerald directly using the contact details listed above.

Gerald is a trial lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Utah and Arizona and a founding Member of Salcido Law Firm PLLC. Before founding Salcido Law Firm, Gerald practised litigation in the San Francisco Bay Area for six years, including at the world’s largest law firm Baker & McKenzie LLP. In doing so, Gerald gained invaluable experience in representing everyone from the local individual to the multinational Fortune 500 company. In addition to having appeared countless times before both state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels, Gerald also has vast experience in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and international arbitration.

Since leaving the Bay Area to form his own firm in 2009 with his brother Chris, Gerald has focused his practice on representing individuals in criminal defence, personal injury, divorce, and business and representing small businesses. Gerald has represented thousands of people and done hundreds of jury trials, bench trials, and evidentiary hearings and is one of the most experienced trial attorneys in Utah.

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Salcido Law Firm was founded by two attorney brothers, Chris Salcido and Gerald Salcido, with an eye toward helping individuals, their families, and their businesses in the most common types of challenges that they will face in life including Utah Personal Injury Attorneys, Criminal Defence, Divorce and Family Law, Bankruptcy, Business and Commercial, and Estate Planning.

John W. Coyle III

John Coyle is our exclusively recommended Criminal Defence expert in Oklahoma on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact John directly using the contact details listed above.

John was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 7, 1948, and graduated from Harding High School. A graduate from OCU School of Law, John was admitted to the Bar in 1974. Mr. Coyle is also a 2000 graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming.

He is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits, and is also a member of the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Supreme Court.

He was the recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award as Oklahoma’s Outstanding Criminal Defence Lawyer in 1995, and recipient of the Barry Albert Award from the Oklahoma County Criminal Defence Lawyers Association for Excellence in Advocacy in 2005.

Mr. Coyle has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for multiple years, and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in Criminal Trial Practice. He was the instructor in Criminal Law and Procedure for the Oklahoma Bar Review from 1988 through 1997, and remains a frequent speaker and lecturer in Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

Mr. Coyle is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association; Oklahoma Trial Lawyers’ Association; Advisory Board; Oklahoma Criminal Defence Lawyers’ Association; Oklahoma County Criminal Defence Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers; First Amendment Lawyers’ Association; Master, William J. Holloway American Inn of Court, 1997 – 2018.

Brian D. Joslyn

Brian Joslyn is our exclusively recommended Criminal Defence expert in Ohio on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Brian directly using the contact details listed above.

In his late teens, Brian was a victim of police brutality. This experience was the catalyst in his goal to defend the rights of others. While attending a campus block party at Ohio State University, Brian stood on a private lawn holding a milk carton. As the crowds grew, police arrived to maintain order. Instead, utter chaos ensued. The assembly of students was thrown into disarray as the police sprayed tear gas everywhere. Brian was hit in the forehead with a tear gas canister, a blow which threw him to the ground and nearly rendered him unconscious. Frightened and disoriented, he remained in a defenceless posture, while inhaling fumes from the canister at his side. People stampeded by him in fear. Those who didn’t flee were arrested.

As he lay injured on the ground, a police officer approached Brian and hit him on the top and back of his head with a Mag flashlight, splitting his skull open. The officer then proceeded to stomp on Brian’s back and entire body. Notwithstanding Brian’s screams for mercy, the abuse persisted. Four zip ties were then fastened to Brian’s hands behind his back.

The officer then picked him up from behind, walked him into an alley about twenty feet away, and slammed his body into the ground, which fractured his right thumb. Repetition of the body slam caused shards of glass to pierce Brian’s forearm. He was then taken to a police paddy wagon, which the police sprayed the back of with mace and shut the doors.

At the hospital, police interrogated Brian despite his request for counsel and refusal to sign any documents. After Brian tested negative for drugs and alcohol, his doctor wanted to administer an anaesthetic for the purpose of stapling his head wounds. The police declined the medication for Brian. As a result, the procedure took place without any numbing agent. During intake at the jail, officers ridiculed Brian and called him “Zipper Head.” Unbeknownst to Brian, his blood-soaked clothes had been washed, in an effort to destroy evidence.

Ultimately, Brian’s blood-stained wallet and paper money testified to the police officers’ conduct. Nevertheless, Brian’s problems were far from over. He was formally charged on five false counts of assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, failing to leave the scene of an emergency, rioting, and disorderly conduct.

Ultimately, Brian was acquitted of all charges at trial. Following the trial, Brian began working for a law office, where he remained for five years, assisting with his cases and developing a deep understanding of the criminal law. In light of Brian’s ordeal, his compassion for those faced with criminal charges was evident to everyone he encountered.

William O. “Bill” James, Jr.

William James is our exclusively recommended Criminal Defence expert in Arkansas on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact William directly using the contact details listed above.

Since our founding in 1994, James Law Firm has successfully represented thousands of clients in criminal defence cases in Little Rock and throughout Arkansas. Our aggressive litigators are committed to protecting your due process rights and defending your freedom. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanour or capital murder, your case is important to us. James Law Firm will not be bullied by government authorities. We have the experience, skill and resources to challenge every element of the case against you and to force the prosecution to prove its case to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt. Even if the facts are against you, we can often secure a positive outcome by fighting for a reduction in charges, entry into a diversionary program or more lenient sentencing.

James Law Firm is exclusively focused on criminal law cases. Every lawyer at our firm is ready to find solutions to your legal problems.

The benefits of working with our firm include:

  • Aggressive litigation — Our team features accomplished trial advocates and appellate lawyers who are experienced in handling cases all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. We provide a consistent level of excellence throughout the cases we handle and the persistence required during appeals. We are one of the few criminal defence firms certified to defend people charged with capital offenses in Arkansas. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to win freedom for the defendant in every case.
  • Personalised attention — James Law Firm is one of the largest criminal defence firms in Arkansas, with all the resources you expect from a large firm. But we also provide personal, individualised service to every client. When you retain our services, you work one-on-one with a lawyer, and we offer 24-hour availability.
  • Reasonable fees — Our team approach helps keep your legal fees down. For most cases we offer fixed-fee arrangements.

Your choice of legal representation can be the single biggest factor affecting the outcome of your case, so it’s important to select a proven legal team that is determined to fight for you.