I began my litigation career representing landowner clients in eminent domain cases, and eminent domain remains the focus of my practice today. I have represented both individuals and businesses and have extensive trial experience aiding both corporate and individual landowners across Texas for over 20 years. I love the challenges that come with the hard work and the intense preparation required to be a successful litigator—and the satisfaction of “leveling the playing field” for my clients when the desired result is achieved. I have often served as lead trial counsel in eminent domain and condemnation legal proceedings across the course of my career.
I have represented landowners against a variety of condemning authorities in a wide range of condemnation cases, including:
I am admitted to practice in Texas state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Claims Court.
I married my high school sweetheart Tammy in 1989, and have two daughters. We are active members at First Baptist Church of Corsicana, where I serve as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon. I love the outdoors and any activity that puts myself outside, especially hunting and fishing on my ranch.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1989||05/31/2021|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Navarro County Bar Association||Former President||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Baylor University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1989|
|University of Texas||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Lead Counsel in Pipeline Case||Net recovery to clients of $609,193|
|Co-counsel in a Johnson County Jury Trial to Verdict vs. Brazos Electric||Net recovery to clients of $492,638|
|Co-counsel in a Williamson County Powerline Case||Net recovery of $3,115,057 to the landowner|
|Co-counsel in an Inverse Condemnation Jury Trial||$21.9 million net recovery for clients|
|Co-counsel in a Jury Trial Involving 7 Acres Taken for The Ballpark at Arlington||Net compensation of $5 million|