He was born in 1971 in Samara.

Since the end of 1980s – participant of a range of the Russian democratic unions.

In 1993-1996 – deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Council of RF, fraction “Choice of Russia”

Since 1996 till 2007 was vice-mayor of Samara city.

Since the foundation of movement “Solidarity” in 2008 participated in its activity as member of FPS and its Bureau up to 2013.

In 2010 returned to lawyer activity.

Among his clients there were participants of group “PUSSY RIOT”, activists “GREENPEACE” under case on platform “Prirazlomnoy”, Islamic philosopher Geydar Jemal, Kazakh businessman and oppositionist Mukhtar Ablyazov, publicist Andrey Piontkovskiy and blogger Arkadiy Babchenko, Ukrainian political prisoners Nadezhda Savchenko and Roman Sushchenko, leaders of Majlis of the Crimean Tatars Ilmi Umerov and Mustafa Jemilev and many others.

Candidate of Juridical Sciences.

In April 2018 he lost lawyer status because of political motifs.

Lives and works in Moscow.