A persuasive and successful criminal trial attorney, Taite has won the respect of clients, jurors, and courts alike. He was among the first in the area to use an eyewitness ID expert at trial (resulting in the dismissal of all charges in an armed robbery case) and to use medical journals to impeach the testimony of a SANE nurse (resulting in a not guilty verdict in a rape jury trial). Prior to co-founding Westendorf & Khalaf, Taite spent over a decade in the largest Public Defender's Office in the state (Virginia Beach) where he supervised and trained other attorneys. In a state where a fraction of felony cases go to trial (and less than 1% go to jury trial), Taite has taken over one hundred felony cases to trial and has won not guilty verdicts following jury trials for murder, rape, robbery, abduction, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, malicious wounding, burglary, larceny, abduction, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and sexual battery among others. Taite has worked on almost every kind of criminal case imaginable and his vast experience with serious charges gives him a unique ability to tailor strategic plans for success in your case no matter what the charge. Taite is a proud alumni of the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond School of Law. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and four children.