I represent plaintiffs who have been hurt. I am board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law and handle catastrophic personal injury cases, but I also practice construction, securities, and complex commercial litigation, for companies and individuals.
I am a native Houstonian and attended St. Thomas High School where I currently serve on the board. I went to Harvard and graduated with high honors, magna cum laude, in 2004. At Harvard, I served as Historian of the Harvard Political Union, the College's debating society, and as Secretary of Harvard CHANCE, a group dedicated to mentoring and tutoring students from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. While participating in the leadership of CHANCE, I also helped two recently-immigrated students prepare for their English as a Second Language exam. After graduating from college, I came back to Texas for law school, finishing with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 2007. During my time there, I served as Development Editor of The Review of Litigation and as Chair of the Career Services Committee of the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society. In my final year, I participated in the school’s first Supreme Court Clinic. We convinced the United States Supreme Court to review our client's case during a term in which the Court agreed to hear only 78 of the 8,517 cases filed.
After graduation, I returned to Houston to clerk for the Honorable Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. During my time with Fifth Circuit, I worked on cases ranging from insurance law to administrative law to one of the most watched white-collar criminal cases of the 21st century. I then worked for two years at the Houston trial firm that pioneered contingent-fee commercial litigation, handling bet-the-company litigation.
I am active in the community as a member of the local and state bar associations and the local, state, and national trial lawyer associations. I currently serve as a member of the State Bar's Computer and Technology Section Council, the Houston Lawyer magazine's editorial board, and the Houston Bar Association's Law Week Committee.
When I am not working on behalf of my clients, I am active with travel, book collecting, and trying new and interesting restaurants.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2008||05/28/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Associate||Abraham Watkins Nichols Sorrels Agosto and Friend||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Susman Godfrey, LLP||2008 - 2010|
|Clerk||United States Court Of Appeals, Fifth Circuit||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Houston Bar Foundation||Member||2013 - Present|
|Texas Bar Foundation||Member||2013 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Computer and Technology Section||Council Member||2011 - Present|
|Houston Lawyer Magazine||Editorial Board Member||2011 - Present|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||2010 - Present|
|Houston Trial Lawyers Association||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||2008 - Present|
|Houston Young Lawyers Association||2008 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||2008 - Present|
|The Houston Lawyer||Using Animations in the Courtroom||2013|
|University of Texas School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|State Bar Annual Meeting||Encryption||2013|
|State Bar Annual Meeting||60 Apps in 60 Minutes||2013|
|Monthly Meeting||Ethics of Cloud Computing||2013|
|Law Practice Management Meeting||Ethics of Cloud Computing||2013|
|State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting||Cloud Computing||2012|
|Personal Injury Basics||Personal Injury Basics||2012|
|Ramos v. Delgado||Jury verdict of $32,439.49|
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