22 years' law practice experience. Appellate and criminal trial lawyer, including post-civil judgment, post-criminal-conviction, habeas corpus, mandamus, prohibition and trial preparation for these matters.
Solo practitioner in The Woodlands, Texas.
I believe you can't control how brilliant you or your adversary are, but you can work to be more prepared than your adversary.
In all things I seek the critical path, the vital center, the heart of a matter. I seek to speak with the tongue of mortals and of angels, but not to be heard because of my many words.
I want to do what my client would do if my client had gone to law school, been on law review and had 22 years of legal experience.
"When we see a natural style, we are astonished and charmed; for we expected to see an author, and we find a person."- Blaise Pascal
My mother passed on these sayings from her mother. They have some application to law practice. "Many hands make light work," and "Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it."
My mother had memorized big chunks of the Cokesbury Worship Hymnal and sang as she did her chores. That music, that language marinated into me all the way down to the bone. . .
United States Supreme Court, Supreme
Court of Texas, Southern District of Texas Bar, Northern District of Texas Trial Bar, Northern District of Texas Bankruptcy Bar
B.A. Austin College in Sherman, Texas; three graduate hours in education University of Houston; J.D. South Texas College of Law
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association, American Bar Association Appellate Section; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Texas Appellate Section; State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section; State Bar of Texas Litigation Section; Montgomery County Bar Association; Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Federalist Society; Federalist Society Criminal Justice Section; Woodlands Chamber of Commerce
Honors and Awards
Bicentennial Youth Debates scholarship, Trustees' Merit Scholarship, American Jurisprudence award in civil procedure, editorial staff member South Texas Law Review
Areas of Practice
- Appellate Practice
- Criminal Law
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