Jeff Steinborn graduated from the Yale Law School in 1968. He has practiced law in Seattle ever since. After a few years representing conscientious objectors and other war resistors, he was drafted as a soldier in the war on drugs. For the last 30 years he has been defending persons accused of drug crimes -- mostly marijuana.
Jeff's seminal double jeopardy/forfeiture case, United States v. McCaslin, had the government on the run for a few years, but is now an exhibit in the Museum of Short-Lived Legal Anomalies. His victory in State of Washington v. Thein, forced the government (in Washington State, at least,) to stop using boilerplate search warrants for the homes of suspected drug traffickers.
Jeff writes regularly, mostly for alternative press, maintains an informational website for pot users - www.potbust.com, and speaks at continuing legal education events, as well as political events where the war on drugs is discussed.
Jeff is old enough to remember the sixties and the Fourth Amendment, and may even be persuaded to talk about them from time to time. When it comes to marijuana prohibition, his comment is simple: "How dare they spend a dime to keep desperate patients from their medicine, and the rest of us from the giggles and the munchies?"