Richard Convertino started the firm in 2005 after
a very successful career as a federal prosecutor. Throughout his career, there were times when Convertino
questioned the tactics and power of the Department of Justice as well as prosecutorial advantages. After much
deliberation, he made the transition to defense work in response to the case of Jay Morningstar. Morningstar is a Michigan state trooper who was the first such trooper
to be charged with second degree murder for shots fired in the line of duty. After reviewing the case,
Convertino was shocked that such charges had been brought against Trooper Morningstar. He resigned his
federal position and immediately began working on the Morningstar case.
Trooper Morningstar was acquitted of all charges and thanks to this case, the
laws in Michigan have been changed so that no other officer will face second degree murder charges for shots fired in the
line of duty.
Today, the firm has a wide variety of clients, both civil and criminal defense.