ERIC R. OVERTON
California State Bar, Admitted 2008
United States District Court, Southern and Central Districts of California, Admitted 2009
Guam Bar, Admitted 2010
Hawaii State Bar, Admitted 2018
Smith & Sturdivant Honolulu, HI
Associate attorney 2018 - 2019
Managed cases from inception to trial in family law court.
Represented clients in complex mediation of contested divorces to successfully negotiate settlement.
Represented clients in restraining order cases.
Public Defender Service Corporation Sinajana, Guam
Assistant Public Defender 2016 - 2017
Managed a team of attorneys and staff in the DUI Treatment Court by assisting in client and case management and overseeing scheduling of courtroom.
Prepared felony criminal cases from start to disposition including cases involving complex issues such as, child and expert testimonies and multiple defendants.
Managed cases ranging from third degree felonies to life felonies including murder, sexual battery, child molestation, drug trafficking, burglary and robbery.
Handled a caseload of 80-100 cases at a time.
First chair as a defense attorney in over 15 jury trials.
Represented the Office at various court, county, and community meetings and functions.
Alternate Public Defender Hagåtña, Guam
Assistant Alternate Public Defender 2010 - 2016
Managed cases through all phases of the judicial process from initial interviews with clients and witnesses, preliminary hearings, arraignments, pre-trial proceedings, plea negotiations, trials and sentencing.
Performed initial client assessment and analysis to prepare for trial.
Evaluated police reports to investigate and determine viability of case for trial.
Drafted memoranda necessary for the development of the cases.
Acted as lead counsel in felony and misdemeanor trials.
Developed detailed litigation strategies.
Interviewed and prepared witnesses for trial testimony.
Eric R. Overton, Esq. San Diego, CA
Contract Attorney 2008 - 2010
Managed cases and clients for Criminal Justice Act attorneys’ in Federal Court.
Performed initial client assessment and developed cases for trial.
Creatively formulated trial techniques that specifically pertained to each case.
Pepperdine University School of Law Malibu, CA
Juris Doctor May 2008
San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Arts, Libera Studies, May 2003
Conferences: National DUI Treatment Court Conference
National Criminal Defense College