Attorney Profile

Awards and Recognition

- Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White 2001-2013

- Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine 2001-2013

- Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003-2013

- Dallas Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2008

- American College of Trial Lawyers

- Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, 2005-2013

- American Law Institute Member (ALI) 2008

 

Bar Admissions
- State Bar of Texas
- United States Supreme Court
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Western District of Texas
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court, Northern District of Florida

 

Professional Affiliations

- Dallas Bar Association member
        Dallas Bar Association, President, 1996
        Dallas Bar Association, President-Elect, 1995
        Dallas Bar Association, Vice-President Activities, 1994
        Dallas Bar Association, Vice-President Administrative, 1993
        Dallas Bar Association, Chairman of the Board, 1992
        Dallas Bar Association, Vice-Chairman of the Board, 1991
- Sixth Bar District Grievance Committee, 1980-1987
        Chairman, Sixth Bar District Grievance Committee, 1986-1987
        Disciplinary Review Committee, 1987-1990
- Committee for Qualified Judiciary
        Executive Committee, 1981 - 2009
        Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1984 - 2010
- Dispute Mediation Service of Dallas, Inc.,
        President, 1991, 1992
- Texas Bar Association member
- Texas Bar Foundation member
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association member
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers member
- Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Salesmanship Club of Dallas member
- St. Thomas More Society member
        St. Thomas More Society, President, 1993
        Board of Directors

 

Previous Positions
- Former Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office
- Former Chief Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County Grand Jury
- Former Chief Felony Prosecutor, Criminal District Court Number 4
- Former Chief Felony Prosecutor, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office

 

Education
- Southern Methodist School of Law, Dallas, Texas, J. D
- University of Dallas, Irving, Texas, B.A. history and government

 

Published Article
"Extraneous Offense in a Criminal Trial," published in Dallas District Attorney's Manual and in Trials and Related Procedures by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.