Why Do I Practice Criminal Appeals and Federal Habeas?

Criminal appeals and federal habeas litigation requires strategic intelligence and forceful, persuasive writing to convince the judges that your conviction and sentence should be overruled.

I bring nearly 20 years of experience in appellate litigation and legal writing to serve you.

I prosecuted criminal appeals and post-conviction petitions for the State of Arizona for nine years–from the lowest misdemeanors to the most complex felonies including first-degree murder. I have also served as an attorney at three different state and federal courts. I am familiar with how to convincingly counter what the State argues and how to thoughtfully persuade the appellate judges to dismiss your conviction and sentence.

If you retain the Denea law firm, you can expect the highest degree of professional service devoted solely to your needs.


  • Arizona (state and federal district)
  • California (state and all four federal districts)
  • U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal (First, Sixth, Ninth, Eleventh, and Federal Circuit)
  • United States Supreme Court