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Posted on September 12, 2017 by in Testimonials

In Self Defense: The Maddox Case- “Coach Don”

Kurt Schmidt, one of the attorneys for Stephen Maddox, talks about the benefit of having Don West, National Trial Counsel for CCW Safe, involved in the case.  Don was instrumental in finding Thomas Law to represent Stephen on day one and continued to be part of the case until he was found not guilty.

Kurt and Tartt Thomas were both able to benefit from Don’s 35 plus years as a defense attorney, and having Don around to help prepare for the trial.  “It’s like having a coach on the sideline who has 6 Superbowl rings” Schmidt said.   

This is another example of the experience that CCW Safe brings to the table.  Don is one of the best defense attorneys in the country, esepecially when it comes to self defense cases.  He was co-counsel in the biggest self defense trial in the country’s history when he defended George Zimmerman along with co-counsel Mark O’Mara.  “We are extremely lucky to have him as an integral part of CCW Safe” said Co-Founder and CEO Mike Darter.  “If I were the one being charged with Murder 1 after being forced to defend myself, I wouldn’t want anyone else.”