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I was the first Texas attorney to become board certified in both civil appellate law and criminal appellate law. I was one of only 16 attorneys who passed the Criminal Appellate Law certification exam when it was administered by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for the first time in October 2011. The next year, I passed the Civil Appellate Law certification exam.
I have worked on numerous civil and criminal appeals and post-conviction writs in Texas, and I have argued cases at the state courts of appeals in Austin, San Antonio, Amarillo, Houston [1st Dist.] and Corpus Christi (sitting in Austin), as well as at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and before two federal district judges in Corpus Christi and one federal magistrate judge in Brownsville.
Whether I am court-appointed or retained by the client, I use my best efforts to explain the client's appellate options and obtain a favorable result.
Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Pro bono (10%)
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1990||09/22/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Civil Appellate Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2012|
|Board Certified - Criminal Appellate Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||2011|
|Board Certified Appellate Law Attorney||Law Office of Gregory Sherwood||2003 - Present|
|Appeals Deputy Clerk||Williamson County District Clerk's Office||2000 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||N/A||2005 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section||N/A||2003 - Present|
|United States v. Zavala||granted, vacated Fifth Cir. opinion and remanded|
|United States v. St. Clair||affirmed without prejudice to file 3582 motion to reduce sentence based on 2014 drug guideline amendment|
|Wiedenfeld v. State||written judgment modified to reduce fine from $2,000 to $1,000 to comport with oral pronouncement that fines would run concurrently|
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|University of Texas||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||1990|
|Austin Bench Bar 2013||"Alibis" - Common Mistakes Made in Criminal Trials||2013|