Mr. Carlos and Mr. Bardsley have handled over forty-five homicide cases, including sixteen capital cases with factual scenarios that range from gang homicides, murder for hire, arson, and shaken baby syndrome in San Diego and statewide. Mr. Carlos has particular expertise in “syndrome” defenses and mental defect defenses. In that regard, he has cross examined and presented as expert witnesses over one hundred mental health, forensic medical, ballistics, crime scene, blood spatter and DNA specialists. Both Mr. Carlos and Mr. Bardsley have been successful in gaining acquittals in homicide cases and dismissals of special circumstances allegations at trial and motion stages. No client represented by Mr. Bardsley or Mr. Carlos has ever received a death sentence.