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.

Jose Baez

Jose Baez is our exclusively recommended Criminal Defence expert in Florida on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Jose directly using the contact details above.

Jose is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients in the full range of criminal and civil cases. He is best known for “shocking the world” in what TIME Magazine dubbed the “Social Media Trial of the Century”.

Mr. Baez’s practice has a particular emphasis on representing clients in complex and high-profile criminal and civil cases. However, many of Mr. Baez’s successes never make it into the spotlight as he has represented celebrities and athletes who prefer anonymity. This is where his knowledge and experience with the media helps best serve his clients.

Few lawyers understand the importance of media relations and its inner workings. Mr. Baez has gained extensive experience in successfully defending scientifically and medically intensive criminal and civil cases. He has worked on issues including shaken baby syndrome, paediatric head injuries, sexual assault cases with medical evidence, and cases involving DNA evidence.

In order to more effectively cross examine many forensic experts, Mr. Baez finds it important to learn the science himself. That is why he has completed hundreds of hours of training in forensic science. Mr. Baez has studied DNA, Blood Pattern Analysis, trace recovery, forensic pathology, and entomology, just to name a few.

Additionally, Mr. Baez is a highly sought-after speaker and lecturer. He is on the faculty at Harvard Law School where he teaches trial techniques to second- and third-year law students in what is considered one of Harvard Law School’s most popular courses.