Personal Information

Nationality: German

born: 10 October 1966 in Groß-Gerau, Germany

married, two children 



since 2010    eligible for representation of suspects/accused or victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague

since 2004    law firm in Berlin, Germany

since 2002    admission to the appeal court (Oberlandesgericht and Kammergericht)

since 1997    own law firm

1997-1999     teaching law at Deutsche Angestellten-Akademie, Finsterwalde, Germany

1996-1997     lawyer (assessor), Dr. Vogt Law Firm, Frankfurt/M., Germany

1993-1996     Junior Barrister, Landgericht (Court) Krefeld, Germany

1995              legal intern, Huybrechts & Partner Law Firm, Antwerp, Belgium

1995-1996     legal intern, Kelly, Herlihy & Bane Attorneys at Law, Orange,                      California, U.S.A. 

1993-1994     Database Developer, GEBI, Bonn, Germany  


since 2002     specialist solicitor in criminal law (Fachanwältin für Strafrecht)

since 2001     specialist solicitor in family law (Fachanwältin für Familienrecht)

May 1996       Second Legal State Exam at the Court of Appeal                     (Oberlandesgericht) Düsseldorf, major: International Law

Sep. 1993      First Legal State Exam at the Court of Appeal                      (Oberlandesgericht) Düsseldorf, major: International Law

1991            Practical Legal Internship in the German Parliament

1989-93        Law at the University of Bonn

1988-89        Law at the University of Regensburg

1987-88        Economics at the University of Regensburg

1987             graduation (Abitur) at the Goethegymnasium in Regensburg,                     Germany

1983-1984    high school, graduation at San Ramon High, Danville,                     California, U.S.A.after a one-year exchange


International Criminal Defence Lawyers Germany e.V. (ICDL) (Vice-President) Bundesverband der Jugendrechtshäuser e.V. (treasurer)

Verein Recht und Gesellschaft e.V. (former treasurer)

Jugendrechtshaus Brandenburg e.V. (formation and former chairperson)

Deutscher/Berliner Anwaltsverein (DAV/BAV) (member)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Familienrecht des DAV (member)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Strafrecht des DAV (member)

Vereinigung Berliner Strafverteidiger e.V. (member)

Förderverein der Charlotte-Salomon-Grundschule e.V. (member)   


German            native

English             fluent including legal terminology

French             fair knowledge   


attendance at movies

bicycle touring: day rides and in everyday life