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I am a government lawyer who has worked at the Harris County  Attorneys Office since 1997. Most of my experience has been working as a trial attorney representing CPS in child abuse and neglect cases in the Harris County juvenile and family courts. In this area, I have tried approximaely 25 contested jury trials and over 200 contested judge trials. I have also worked in the areas of civil rights, employment, tort defense and subrogation litigation. My overal experience has covered all aspects of civil litigation: discovery, pre-trial matters, trials, and alternate dispute resolution. I worked as licensed attorney for 10 years prior to starting atthe Harris County Attoenys Office. I started my legal career in insurance defense and later plaintiff's personal injury litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Juvenile: 34%
  2. Government: 33%
  3. Family: 33%

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Harris County Attorneys Office

1019 Congress St
17th Floor
Houston, TX, 77002-1700


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198810/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Assistant County AttorneyHarris County Attorney's Office1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2013 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Litigation SectionMember2000 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re ECRWon at trial; reversed by the Court of Appeals; Court of Appeals opinion was overturned by the Texas Supreme Court, affirming the trial court decision
In re I.R., and B.R.Won at trial; affirmed at the Court of Appeals
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawN/AN/A1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Definitive CPS Ad Litem ConferenceCPS Contest Show Cause Hearing Demonstration2015
Definitive CPS Ad Litem SeminarExpert Witness Testimony in CPS cases2014