Our Approach

A Respectful and Respected Approach to Criminal Law

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Being charged with a criminal offense changes a person’s life. It can change the way someone sees the authorities and the legal system.  The potential impact of criminal charges is far reaching – a conviction could affect employment, family relationships, and of course, freedom.

At Giordano, DelCollo, Werb & Gagne, LLC., we have never forgotten why we are called “counselors”.  We became lawyers to serve the people and to make sure the integrity of the administration of justice stays intact.  We know that no two cases are exactly alike, so every matter gets our careful attention and our best advice.

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Integrity in All We Do

While it is important for lawyers to stand their ground when it counts, a competent advocate knows when artful negotiation is the best option for their clients.  That battle is fought with facts and a full understanding of the circumstances.

Defense and the Prosecution are adversaries in the system but that does not preclude acting and speaking with honor and integrity.  Contrary to popular belief and dramatic portrayals in media and entertainment, the best lawyers have a well-deserved reputation for civility and mutual respect.  So much more gets accomplished that way.

  • Relationships.  With over 20 years of experience as public defenders, Dean DelCollo and Dade Werb know the system well and know how to promote client interests within it.  That’s because they know the people – they have cultivated good working relationships throughout their legal careers and are highly respected.
  • Pleas.  The term “plea deal” is a bit misleading, implying that accused persons manage to get a discount on punishment.  The reality is that someone is taking responsibility in a plea deal.  That should mean something.  Valuable Court resources are not being wasted on a trial, even though it is every individual’s right to have a full trial.  Our lawyers are able to present the prosecution and the Courts the full picture so that you are given credit for your honesty.
  • Negotiation.  Negotiating with honor and integrity doesn’t preclude acting strategically.  We approach negotiations tactfully and astutely, but also, reasonably.  We show up fully prepared and ready for any contingency.  First and foremost are the interests of our clients, and we don’t back down on those.  Ever.
  • Litigation.  If a criminal trial needs to be conducted, we are ready. Through our decades of experience, we know the important legal issues, the rules of evidence, and the value of masterfully crafted examinations and submissions.  You are in good hands.


At Giordano, DelCollo, Werb & Gagne, LLC, our office will strive to meet all of the legal needs that you may require throughout your lifetime. Our office philosophy is: Once a Client, Always a Client. We will be there to answer any questions you may have and to assist you when needed.