Criminal Defense Law

William “Bill” Simpson, a longtime civil and defense attorney in Cody, has been tabbed as Park County’s next district court judge.

The Cody High School graduate and Ralston area resident has been practicing law with the firm now known as Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh and Jardine — a division of Burg Simpson — for 33 years. He’s also worked for the Wyoming Public Defender’s Office for nearly three decades, representing defendants in criminal cases who can’t afford their own attorney.

Simpson is part of the fourth generation of lawyers in his family, a tradition that started with his great-grandfather — also named Bill Simpson — who started practicing law in Wyoming in 1893. (That Bill Simpson may be best known for both shooting a Meeteetse banker and for being the only prosecutor to get a conviction against notorious outlaw Butch Cassidy.)

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I ain’t from around these parts…!  I was stationed here as a Navy pilot, and when I retired, I became a Virginia resident.  I think life is good in Hampton Roads. My own small hometown in Kansas has now grown to a bustling population of 331, but it was less urban in my youth! My Midwestern family has been farmers and blue collar workers for as far back as we know.

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Attorney Ryan Russman has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of New Hampshire citizens.

His practice, based in Exeter (Rockingham County) New Hampshire, is limited to cases involving DWI and DUI, other motor vehicle and criminal cases, and many cases involving personal injury.

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Miami native Dennis Gonzalez Jr. received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences before expanding his education at the University of Miami Graduate School of Business where he obtained a Master’s degree in 2008. Mr. Gonzalez was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2011, the same year he received his Juris Doctor degree from the
St. Thomas University School of Law.

After spending time as a State of Florida prosecutor, where Dennis honed his criminal law experience from the other side of the courtroom, he developed his own practice where he aggressively represents clients in criminal defense cases throughout the Florida State Courts.

His criminal defense knowledge and successes include jury trials, hearings, motions, and negotiations in expansive criminal practice areas including DUI and DWI cases, sex crimes, domestic violence, and federal crimes. With a firm understanding that legal troubles can cause severe stress and anxiety, Mr. Gonzalez focuses on providing solutions for his clients, allowing them to confidently confront their legal matters with only positive solutions at the forefront of their cases.

Dennis is fluent in Spanish, holds an excellent AVVO rating, and was nominated in the top one percent of criminal attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. As an experienced litigator, Mr. Gonzalez applies his knowledge in complex criminal cases that require a focused approach to delivering solutions.

Honors & Awards

– Superb rating from Avvo: – NACDA’s Top 10 under 40: – Attorney and Practice Magazines Criminal Defense Top 10 Nomination – American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best Nomination for 2017-2018

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Jeffrey A. Springer, a managing partner of Springer and Steinberg, P.C., in Denver, Colorado, specializes in criminal law, white collar criminal defense, commercial litigation, personal injury and product liability law, professional negligence law, family law and appellate law. He is admitted to the bar in Colorado, the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 18th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.A practicing lawyer since 1975, Mr. Springer has authored many publications and lectured at length on issues involving criminal law, including holding employers criminally responsible for workplace injury and death, personal injury law and trial law including creative use of demonstrative evidence.In the personal injury arena, attorney Jeffrey Springer has tried more than 100 jury trials, and obtained multiple six- and seven-figure verdicts. He is also a member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Lawyer Jeffrey Springer has been recognized by his peers in The Best Lawyers in America guide in both personal injury and criminal law. Mr. Springer has been included in the peer-reviewed Colorado Super Lawyers listing every year since 2006. He has also been named an AV Preeminent* attorney, a peer-reviewed designation that recognizes the outstanding practice of law and high ethical standards of an attorney.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Hubert J. Santos has been an active trial and appellate lawyer for over thirty years. Since 1974, he has been engaged in the private practice of law in Hartford with his own firm and has tried a broad variety of civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts, including white-collar criminal defense cases, trade secrets, personal injury matters, death penalty litigation and business disputes. He also has represented individuals and businesses during numerous state and federal grand jury investigations.

He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1969 where he was Lead Articles Editor of the Connecticut Law Review. From 1972 to 1974 he served as a federal public defender in the United States District Court where he defended complex federal prosecutions and regularly argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. In 1978 he was appointed Corporation Counsel for the City of Hartford. Mr. Santos was appointed by Governor O’Neil as one of the original members of the Judicial Selection Commission in 1986, a position he held through 1993. From 1976 to 1986 Mr. Santos served as a lecturer in trial practice as a member of the adjunct faculty of UCONN Law School. Mr. Santos has been a lecturer, panelist and/or moderator at numerous seminars and conferences sponsored by various bar associations, law schools, and other organizations throughout his entire career.

He was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers as a Fellow in 1986 and he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Since its inception in 1983, the publication Best Lawyers In America has recognized him as one of the outstanding criminal defense and personal injury lawyers in the State. In 1990, Mr. Santos was named by Connecticut Magazine as one of the five Best Lawyers in Connecticut, and again, in 2006, he was listed as one of the top ten lawyers in the State by the same magazine. In 1993, the University of Connecticut School of Law Alumni Association honored Mr. Santos by awarding him with the “Distinguished Graduate Award.” In 2005, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association awarded its highest honor to Mr. Santos by presenting him with the “Champion Of Liberty” Award.

Areas of Practice:
White Collar Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense and DUI/DWI
Civil and Criminal Appeals
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, including Priest Abuse Cases
Professional Licensing and Discipline
Business Law and Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage:
100% of Practice Is Devoted To Litigation

Bar Admissions:
Connecticut, 1969
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1970
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1971
U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
U.S. Claims Court, 1979
U.S. Tax Court, 1982


University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
J.D., May 1969, Honors
Lead Articles Editor, Connecticut Law Review, 1968-1969
University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut
B.A., magna cum laude, 1966

Honors and Awards:

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
Distinguished Graduate Award, University of Connecticut School Of Law, 1993
Vincent Brown Coffin Award, University of Hartford, 1995
Champion of Liberty Award, Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2005
AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating)
Best Lawyers in America, listed under personal injury and criminal defense every year
since 1983
Best Lawyers in Connecticut, Connecticut Magazine, 1990
Best Lawyers, Hartford Magazine, yearly since 2004
Super Lawyer, Connecticut Magazine (designated as one of top ten lawyers in the State)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American College of Trial Lawyers
American Board of Trial Advocates
American Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Connecticut Bar Foundation
Hartford County Bar Association
State Judicial Screening Committee, 1983-1986
Judicial Selection Commission, 1987-1993
Oliver Ellsworth Inn of Court, Bencher

Additional Employment Positions:
Assistant Federal Public Defender, District of Connecticut, 1972-1974
Corporation Counsel, City of Hartford, 1978-1979
Adjunct Faculty, Trial Practice, University of Connecticut, 1976-1986

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Attorney David M. Cantor is the founding partner of Cantor Law Group in Phoenix, Arizona. Focusing his practice on criminal defense, Mr. Cantor handles all types of criminal cases, including those involving assault crimes, drug crimes, DUI/DWI, aggravated DUI, extreme DUI, homicide, sex crimes, theft crimes and white collar crimes. He has experience at the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Cantor serves clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Mesa, Peoria, Scottsdale, Tempe and throughout Arizona, appearing on many national television programs to discuss his cases. He represents many high-profile clients and is a member of Cantor Law Group and Cantor Injury Lawyers, firms focused on family and personal injury law.

Acknowledged for his achievements in the legal profession, Mr. Cantor holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized as one of the top attorneys in his field by many groups including The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, the American Association for Justice, the American Society of Legal Advocates, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.


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