Recent Case Results

Dan Conaway

A few examples of Dan's work as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation are as follows:

  • A real estate developer under federal investigation for bank and tax fraud. Dan conducted an internal compliance audit on behalf of his client and convinced the federal prosecutor to drop the investigation without an arrest.
  • A federal employee under federal investigation for possession of child pornography. Dan conducted an independent forensic audit of the client's computers and Internet searches and convinced the prosecutor to drop the investigation against the client without an arrest.
  • A corporate sales manager charged with wire and bank fraud from a Fortune 500 company. The client took responsibility for his actions in court and Dan convinced the judge to give his client probation and house arrest over objections from the federal prosecutor who wanted prison time.
  • A businessman, facing federal drug trafficking charges, who had fled the United States but wanted to return the U.S. Dan worked with representatives from the FBI, ICE and the United States Attorney's Office to provide safe travel for his client back to the United States. No charges were ever brought against Dan's client and the client was never arrested.
  • An office manager accused of defrauding her company's clients. Meg and Dan gained access to government's case prior to discovery, and then convinced the prosecutors not to charge or arrest their client.
  • A yachtsman charged with international gun running by the nation of Singapore (where the punishment for gun running is public hanging.) Dan coordinated with local counsel in Singapore and the yachtsman was released not only without ever being arrested, but the Singapore authorities returned the client his firearms.
  • A Lebanese professional living in the United States facing extradition to France. Dan coordinated the client's defense with local counsel in Paris and the extradition request by France was dismissed.
  • A college student charged with rape. Dan completed a forensic investigation into the accusations, including having his client undertake a polygraph examination, and convinced the police that the rape accusation was baseless and the police dropped the investigation.
  • A marketing and accounting consultant accused of aggravated sodomy and rape. Dan completed a forensic audit of the social communications between his client and the alleged victim and presented this evidence to the detective in charge of the sex crimes unit who dismissed the case without arresting Dan's client.
  • A corporate executive accused of burglary and stealing company's trade secrets. Through his forensic investigation, Dan convinced the prosecution the accusations were baseless and provided evidence that another person within the company was possibly the actual perpetrator. All charges against the client were dismissed prior to trial.
  • A trucker charged with child molestation. Dan tried the case and the jury found his client not guilty on charges and his client walked free.
  • A businessman indicted with nine counts of felony narcotics possession and distribution. After trial, the jury acquitted Dan's client after only one hour of deliberation finding Dan's client not guilty on all nine counts in the indictment.
  • The daughter of a real estate professional charged with aggravated assault and domestic violence. Dan completed his own forensic investigation and convinced the prosecutor the boyfriend was the true perpetrator and all charges against Dan's client were dismissed.
  • A medical professional who was under federal investigation for importing hazardous materials into the country. After a meeting with federal investigators, Dan's client was cleared of all wrongdoing.
  • A business owner charged with sexual battery. After the prosecutor refused to dismiss the case, Dan tried the case and his client was found not guilty by the jury after deliberating for only 20 minutes.
  • A young man charged with murder. Dan demonstrated through his forensic investigation that the prosecutor's case was not winnable and the state prosecutor dismissed all charges before trial.
  • A young man charged with sale of cocaine and facing double life sentences. At trial, Dan demonstrated evidence of police misconduct during the investigation, and the prosecutor dismissed all the charges before the jury rendered a verdict.
  • A foreign national working for a multinational consulting firm charged with child assault in the United States. Dan convinced the judge the charges were baseless and the judge dismissed the case. Dan also coordinated and consulted with foreign counsel to help the client with transnational legal issues stemming from the criminal accusation.
  • A doctor charged with federal insurance and Medicaid fraud. The client accepted responsibility for his conduct, and the judge granted Dan's request for probation for his client over objections from prosecutor who wanted prison time.
  • A young professional charged with bank fraud and money laundering in another state. Utilizing "Rule 20" of the Federal Criminal Code, Dan had the client's case successfully transferred back to his home state and the client received probation and house arrest.
  • A young man charged with robbery and aggravated assault. After trying the case, the jury acquitted the young man on all the charges.
  • A young man charged with murder. Dan was able to demonstrate, through skillful cross-examination of the prosecution's own witnesses that the alleged victim was actually the attacker, and the jury acquitted Dan's client of murder and aggravated assault.
  • A young man under investigation for mortgage fraud by manipulating mortgage applications. Dan convinced the prosecution he was in fact a victim of an interstate mortgage fraud scheme and the client was never arrested and all charges were dropped.
  • A financial professional charged with homicide by vehicle. Dan completed his own forensic accident reconstruction and convinced state prosecutors to dismiss the case prior to trial.
  • A commercial real estate consultant accused of sexual battery during a police sting operation. Dan completed his own forensic investigation and convinced the prosecutor the allegation was false and she dismissed the charges.
  • A communications industry executive accused of indecent exposure. Dan convinced the prosecutor to dismiss the charges due to lack of evidence and the case was ultimately dismissed and sealed by the court.
  • An American account executive working for a multinational corporation in the United Kingdom threatened by British authorities with detention and the seizure of his passport. Dan coordinated with local British counsel for the client and he was released and allowed to return to United States.
  • A factory worker facing arrest for child molestation charges. Dan accompanied the client to police headquarters where he made a full denial of the charges and the police dropped the investigation without arresting the client.
  • Dan has also provided legal consultation services to a variety of clients dealing with anti-corruption, corporate governance and transnational jurisdictional issues. Some of these examples include:
    • Dan counseled a Swiss business owner under investigation for fraud in Switzerland, Luxembourg and France. Dan worked with his client's local attorneys providing advice as to the conduct of the internal compliance audit and concerns they had about their business operations in the United States.
    • Dan worked with an Irish national facing immigration hurdles to Canada due to legal concerns in the United States. Dan helped the family procure local counsel and then worked with the Canadian counsel to ensure the client was allowed to emigrate with his family to Canada.
    • Dan counseled an Indian business owner doing business both in the United States and overseas on issues concerning corporate compliance and anti-corruption concerns.
    • Dan advised an American businessman whose company was expanding into South American markets on corporate compliance, anti-corruption and FCPA issues.
    • Dan provided consulting services for a Korean national on winding down his business affairs in the United States before returning to Korea.
    • Dan advised an American company importing heavy construction equipment into the United States from South America on corporate compliance, FCPA and anti-corruption issues.

Meg Strickler

A few examples of Meg's criminal defense work are as follows:

  • A company owner accused of being an active member of a mortgage fraud ring. Meg was able to work very closely with government to show the mitigating details in the case, which resulted in the client not getting charged with anything.
  • A company owner accused of a "conspiracy" to intentionally inflate the volume of trading in and/or the price of stock, and filing documents with the SEC that were false or misleading. The case was settled without a criminal indictment being lodged.
  • An office manager accused of defrauding her company's clients. Meg and Dan gained access to the government's case prior to formal discovery, and then convinced the prosecutors not to charge or arrest their client.
  • A professional initially facing charges for identity fraud and credit card fraud. Meg and Dan were able to secure an agreement with the federal government that allowed our client to testify against others higher up in the "ring" and convinced law enforcement not to formally charge their client.
  • A musician charged with downloading child pornography. Meg was able to secure a negotiated plea that kept the client off of the sex offender registry and a plea to a charge with no sex offense delineated.
  • A high school student facing charges of rape. Meg completed a forensic investigation into the accusations, including having her client undertake a polygraph examination, and convinced the police that the rape accusation was baseless and the p0lice dropped the investigation with no arrest.
  • A businessman charged with possession of OxyContin and forgery. Meg was able to divert the case through drug court, which the client successfully completed. Case dismissed.
  • A businesswoman charged with prostitution and possession of Ecstasy. Meg was able to informally divert the case by arguing that rehab was the better place for this client. Case dismissed.
  • A client with bipolar charged with cruelty to animals, terroristic threats and aggravated assault. Meg and Dan were able to get the case dismissed by intervening early and explaining the details of what transpired to law enforcement.
  • Meg was able to resolve charges for a mom with outstanding warrants in California without having her to be extradited back to California.
  • Meg represented a CPA who was facing charges of preparing false tax returns and with the federal government's catch all of "relevant conduct" in a major tax and identity theft ring, this client was facing upward of $5 million in theft for sentencing purposes. Meg was able to secure a sentence of probation.
  • Meg represented a client facing dangerous detox issues in a bond hearing where the judge was absolutely unwilling to grant bond due to the seriousness of the charges. With Meg working diligently and proactively, she was able to argue successfully before the judge that the rehab facility was the best place for the client, not jail. Jails are notorious for having difficulty with meting out proper medical care for clients with various medical issues.
  • Meg represented a client who had gone off his mental health medications and as a result got entangled with the criminal justice system. Meg was able to successfully not only get him out of jail as soon as possible, but was able to get him his medications at the jail to start to get the client stabilized.
  • Meg and Dan successfully represented a physician facing suspension and revocation of his license as part of a Medicaid/Medicare fraud investigation.