I was born and raised in Odessa, Texas and graduated from Permian high School in 1978. I then attended the University of Texas at Austin where I received my BBA in Petroleum Land Management in 1983. Following undergraduate school I attended the University of Texas Law School, graduating in 1986. After law school I went on active duty with the United States Marine Corps where I served as a Judge Advocate General. It was in United States Marine Corps that I developed my love for the courtroom and my desire to be a trial lawyer.
After being honorably discharged from the Marines in 1990, I returned to Austin and began work at the firm of Ford & Ferraro (currently Fritz, Byrne, Head and Harrison). There, I represented insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of cases, primarily personal injuries. In 1996, I left the law firm and became a solo practitioner representing individuals (plaintiffs) against insurance companies and their insureds. I have been a plaintiffs’ attorney for the past 22 years.
During my now 22+ year practice as a plaintiff’s attorney, I have represented clients in matters involving injuries and death caused by car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, shoddy construction, boating accidents, dog bites and host of other causes. I have also successfully represented clients in employment disputes, contract disputes, deceptive trade practice cases and real estate disputes.
My philosophy for handling plaintiff’s cases is simple and straightforward: every client who I have the privilege of representing is entitled to first rate representation and personalized service. Clients are entitled to have their day in court to see that justice is done.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1986||07/18/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||1994|
|Navy Achievement Medal||USMC||1990|
|Judge Advocate General||United States Marine Corps||1987 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Board of Trial Advocates, TEX-Abota||Member||2011 - Present|
|University of Texas School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Texas, Austin||BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration||1983|
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