Case Highlights/Recent Cases

People v. Duke (Death Penalty case) - Mr. Myers was lead counsel and won a life without parole verdict in a gruesome, high-profile murder case

People v. Shipp (Death Penalty case) - Mr. Myers took over the case as lead counsel after the prosecution decided to seek the death penalty.  Prior to trial, Mr. Myers participated in extensive negotiations with the highest ranking members of the prosecutor's office.  Those negotiations resulted in the prosecution dropping the death penalty.  (See News & Events)

People v. Alvarado (Murder) - Mr. Myers won a full acquittal in this gang/murder prosecution.

People v. Dao (Murder) - Mr. Myers represented a juvenile, honor student who was accused of participating in a gang drive-by shooting.  He was able to negotiate the charges down to manslaughter and his client is now in veterinary school.

People v. Esquerra (Murder) - Mr. Myers's client was identified as a participant in a shooting and confessed to police.  He argued to the jury that  the identification was unreliable and the police coerced a false confession.  His client was found not guilty of all charges.

People v. Garrett (Murder) - Mr. Myers' client was charged with shooting and killing his wife during a drunken rage.  He negotiated the charges down to involuntary manslaughter and a short prison sentence.

People v. Ho (Murder) - Mr. Myers' client was charged in a double homicide.  He was able to convince prosecutors that his client was not criminally responsible for the murder and his client was released from custody after agreeing to plead guilty to a charge of accessory after the fact.

People v. Pham (Murder) - Mr. Myers' client was charged with special circumstances murder and was facing life without the possibility of parole.  He was able to negotiate a reduction in charges to voluntary manslaughter and his client was released from custody after serving a short jail sentence.

People v. Tran (Murder) - Mr. Myers' client was charged with special circumstances murder.  He negotiated a dismissal of the murder charge.

People v. Correa (Attempted Murder/Gang Charges) - Mr. Myers' client was charged with a gang, attempted murder and the prosecution was seeking a 35-year to life prison sentence.  Mr. Myers tried the case and his client was found not guilty of all charges except possession of a gun.  His client was released from custody shortly after the trial.

People v. Nguyen (Attempted Murder) - Mr. Myers' client was charged with attacking his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend with a golf club.  Initially, the prosecutor wanted his client to be sentenced to state prison for a long period of time.  He was able to negotiate a settlement involving his client pleading guilty to felony battery with probation and 60 days in jail and a few months of house arrest.

People v. Rodriguez (Attempted Murder/Gang Charges) - Mr. Myers' client was facing a possible sentence of over 50 years to life in prison.  The prosecutor refused to make any settlement offers.  The case went to trial and after the prosecution rested its case the court dismissed all the gang charges because of insufficient evidence.  The case was then settled for a substantially shorter prison term.

People v. Sauve (Attempted Murder) - Mr. Myers' client was identified by a single witness as a participant in a shooting.  His client maintained he was innocent and had been mistakenly identified.  The case went to trial and his client was found not guilty of all charges.

People v. Lochmiller (Conspiracy/Solicitation to Kidnap Prosecutor) - Mr. Myers' client was accused of leading an elaborate scheme to secure his release from jail by having several individuals kidnap a local prosecutor and force authorities to free him if they wanted the prosecutor to be released.  After a 3 month trial, the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict and a mistrial was declared.  Ultimately the conspiracy charges were dismissed. 

People v. Lochmiller (Attempted Escape from Jail) - Mr. Myers' client was accused of trying to escape from jail.  The case went to trial and his client was found not guilty of all charges.

People v. Alvarado (Aggravated Assault/Gang Charges) - Mr. Myers' client was charged along with several other individuals as a participant in a stabbing inside of a jail facility.  The case went to trial and his client was found not guilty of all charges.

People v. Donica (Aggravated Assault) - Mr. Myers' client was charged with beating and kicking a 15-year old and causing him to suffer brain damage and a seizure.  His client was charged with felony assault and infliciting great bodily injury and was facing more than 10 years in prison.  The case went to trial and his client was found not guilty of all felony charges and was convicted of a misdemeanor battery charge that carried a 6-month maximum sentence.

People v. Moini (Aggravated Assault) - Mr. Myers' client was accused of trying to run over her boyfriend with her car.  His client was charged with felony assault.  Mr. Myers was able to convince the prosecutor that the charges were groundless and all charges were dismissed.

People v. Rivera (Rape) - Mr. Myers' client was accused of raping a female friend after giving her GHB (date rape drug).  The case went to trial and his client was found not guilty.

People v. Collier (Home Invasion Robbery) - Mr. Myers' client was accused of entering a marijuana dealer's home and committing an armed robbery of the dealer's brother.  Mr. Myers' client maintained his innocence from the moment he was arrested.  On the eve of trial the prosecution dismissed all charges.

People v. Rogers (Robbery) - Mr. Myers' client was charged with armed robbery and had served several state prison terms.  The prosecution initially wanted his client to be sent back to prison for a substantial period of time.  Ultimately, a settlement was negotiated that resulted in his client not serving any jail time.

People v. Massa (Criminal Threats/Witness Intimidation/Gang Charges) - Mr. Myers' client was accused of being a member of a motorcycle gang and participating in a scheme to intimidate a victim of a crime.  After extensive negotiations, all the felony charges were dismissed and his client plead guilty to a misdemeanor and probation without having to serve any jail sentence.

People v. Verna (Weapons possession) - Mr. Myers' client was accused of being a motorcycle gang member and possessing a deadly weapon.  Initially, the prosecution wanted his client to admit he was a gang member and that he possessed the weapon for the benefit of a gang.  He was able to negotiate a dismissal of all the gang charges.