Our criminal defense practice is headed by Shirley Hayton. As a former prosecutor, Ms. Hayton has extensive experience with a broad range of felonies and misdemeanors as well as white collar crimes, including securities fraud, insurance fraud, political corruption, income tax violations, and embezzlement. Our firm handles cases in federal and state court as well as investigations by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Our expertise also allows us to assist clients in navigating civil or administrative proceedings with fraud or criminal overtones. We represent clients in all stages of criminal proceedings and regulatory investigations, including:

  • Advising clients during pre-filing or pre-indictment investigations
  • Representing witnesses in grand jury proceedings
  • Plea negotiations
  • Preliminary hearings
  • Jury trials and court trials