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  1. Government: 95%
    17 years
  2. General Practice: 5%
    17 years

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14th & Independence Ave SW
Stop 3646
Washington, DC, 20250

195 Washington Court
PO Box 1244
Harpers Ferry, WV, 25425



WVAuthorized to practice law201008/13/2016
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199908/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Administrator's Award for Distinguished IndividualGrain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration2008
Administrators Group AwardGrain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Director, Policy and Litigation DivisionUnited States Department of Agriculture; Packers and Stockyards Program1999 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Education Law AssociationMember2008 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1999 - Present
American Agricultural Law AssociationMember1998 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Drumheller v. Fillinger, 230 W.Va. 26, 736 S.E.2d 26Affirmed Circuit Court
Smith v. Harpers Ferry, No. 13-0752 (W.Va., 2014)Affirmed Circuit Court
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Publication nameTitleDate
TexasBarCLE Agricultural Law CoursePractitioner's Guide to the Regulatory Authority of USDA's Packers and Stockyards Program2009
Lancaster Farming1921 Law Protects Livestock, Poultry Farmers2008
10 SAN JOAQUIN AGRICULTURAL L. REV. 153-182 (2000).Pardon Me, but Whose Genes Are Those Anyway? Examining Royalty Collection for 21st Century Livestock2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawAgricultural LawMaster of Laws (LL.M.)1999
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)Law (JD)1998
Kutztown University of PennsylvaniaScience EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
8th Annual John Huffaker Agricultural Law CourseUpdate on the Packers and Stockyards Act2014
The GIPSA Rules After the Consolidated and Further Appropriations Act, 2013Current State of the GIPSA Rule (Webinar)2013
USDA Employee TrainingHistory and Administration of the Packers and Stockyards Act2009
Poultry Grower Association (North Carolina)Poultry Grower Rights2009
3rd Annual John Huffaker Agriculture Law CoursePackers and Stockyards Act2009
Poultry Grower Association (Alabama)Poultry Grower Rights2008
USDA Employee TrainingLandmark Cases under the Packers and Stockyards Act2007