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Born Columbia, Tennessee, April 3, 1963; licensed by the Texas Supreme Court, 1989, Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. Education: University of Alabama (B.S., 1985); Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D., 1989). Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 1987-1989. Recipient, Edwin L. Rollinson Award for Excellence in legal writing. Author: “Student’s First Amendment Rights: Gone with the Wind?,” American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Volume 11:1, Summer, 1987; “Hospital Liens Workers Compensation, Medicare, Medicaid Subrogated Insurance Claims and Other Messy Details,” Handling Insurance and Tort Claims Seminar, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1997; “Tort Liability and Insurance Coverage in Family Law Cases,” Family Law Practice Seminar, University of Houston Law Center, 1996. Member: San Antonio and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; San Antonio Young Lawyers Association; State College of the Bar of Texas. Practice Areas: Insurance Litigation; Consumer Litigation; Business Litigation; Personal Injury.

Published Works

  • Student’s First Amendment Rights: Gone With the Wind?, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Vol 11:1, 1987

Classes/Seminars

  • “Hospital Liens Workers Compensation, Medicare, Medicaid Subrogated Insurance Claims and Other Messy Details”, Handling Insurance and Tort Claims Seminar, University of Houston Law Foundation, 1997
  • “Tort Liability and Insurance Coverage in Family Law Cases”, Family Law Practice Seminar, University of Houston Law Center, 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Edwin L. Rollinson Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, 2011 – 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Board Certified-Consumer & Commercial Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified-Civil Trial Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Consumer & Commercial Law Advisory Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association , Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Consumer & Commercial Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Mediators, Member
Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialties
  • Consumer & Commercial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1990
Education
  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: Recipient, Edwin L. Rollinson Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
    • Law Review: American Journal of Trial Advocacy, Member, 1987 - 1989
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • B.S. - 1985
    • Major: Real Estate
Fraternities/Sororities
  • Zeta Beta Tau