Homeless But No Longer Helpless: Tony The Movie

Imagine losing your job and ending up living on the street, where every day is a struggle to survive. That is what happened to Tony Rodriguez, a man who suddenly found himself homeless and living on the streets of San Diego. One day a documentary filmmaker by the name...

California’s New Mental Health Diversion Law: Criminal Offenders Receive Treatment Instead of Prosecution

Should pretrial diversion be granted to individuals who have committed a crime because of a mental disorder, thus enabling them to receive treatment rather than prosecution? California has answered this question with a definitive “Yes.” On July 27, 2018, Governor...

Stress Be Banished: How Hardworking Attorneys Find Peace Among the Chaos

What do you do when stress hits? Don't despair! Find out how you can find peace among the chaos. In my story, "Stress Be Banished" in San Diego Lawyer, I interviewed hardworking attorneys who reveal their go-to formulas for de-stressing during taxing trial work and...

Criminal Defense Attorney Peter Liss Recalls A Childhood Spent All Over The World and The Lessons It Taught Him

“I implore you to find my client not guilty!” thundered criminal defense attorney Peter Liss as he concluded his fiery closing argument to a jury in a quiet Vista courtroom. The jury did just that in record time. Peter Liss is always impassioned in his representation...

My Craziest Cases: From Downright Ridiculous to Shocking…and Everything in Between

As an attorney and true crime writer, I have been in countless courtrooms. I have certainly witnessed devastating heartbreak, but there are cases that stand out for their absurdity, crazy details, colorful characters, and facts too shocking to even believe. This...

From Abuse and Trafficking to Healing and Purpose

Marjorie Saylor triumphed over horrible childhood abuse and adult trafficking. She has now dedicated her life to ending exploitation and trafficking, and helping abuse survivors find true healing. She is definitely a light to our world. You may read my story about...

Kitchens For Good Is Cooking Up Second Chances While Fighting Poverty, Hunger and Food Waste

I recently attended the emotional graduation ceremony at Kitchens For Good, a place where individuals once convicted and hopeless are given a second chance. This non-profit organization has an ambitious multi-tiered mission of breaking the cycle of food waste,...

Rat Bite Fever Killed Her Grandson: Though The Jury Sided With Petco, What She Still Wants You To Know

Her eyes welled with tears as she looked into the television camera and told the world about her beautiful 10-year-old grandson, Aidan. It had been four years since she laid him to rest, after he died in two short days. In May of 2013, Sharon Pankey was touched by her...

Why Were Homeless Men Killed and Set On Fire? Suspect Now Charged With Murder

In the summer of 2016, murder came to San Diego in the form of an unknown assailant, who was randomly attacking homeless men, killing some with railroad spikes driven through their head and chest while they slept out in the open. Two men were set on fire. The homeless...

Leaving Life-Saving Water: My Day With The Border Angels

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, I traveled with the Border Angels to the Ocotillo desert to leave water and provisions along migrant crossing routes. It was an amazing day, from start to finish. I have written a story about that day which is now in Psychology Today....

Homeless But No Longer Helpless: Tony The Movie

Imagine losing your job and ending up living on the street, where every day is a struggle to survive. That is what happened to Tony Rodriguez, a man who suddenly found himself homeless and living on the streets of San Diego. One day a documentary filmmaker by the name...

From Abuse and Trafficking to Healing and Purpose

Marjorie Saylor triumphed over horrible childhood abuse and adult trafficking. She has now dedicated her life to ending exploitation and trafficking, and helping abuse survivors find true healing. She is definitely a light to our world. You may read my story about...

Leaving Life-Saving Water: My Day With The Border Angels

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, I traveled with the Border Angels to the Ocotillo desert to leave water and provisions along migrant crossing routes. It was an amazing day, from start to finish. I have written a story about that day which is now in Psychology Today....