I graduated from New England School of Law in May of 1984. I have been a full time public defender for 18 years. I handle all the criminal matters, except capital murder, that one would think that a PD would handle. In addition, I handle involuntary mental health commitments, juvenile delinquency and dependency and state parole violation hearings held in the prisons. I knew before I started at New England that I would be a criminal attorney.