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  1. Litigation: 60%
    30 years
  2. Administrative Law: 20%
    25 years
  3. Appeals: 15%
    20 years
  4. Contracts: 5%
    30 years

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P.O. Box 10218
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110-0218


TXInactive 198607/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America (communications law)Best Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in America (communications law)Best Lawyers2014
Top Business LawyersSeattle Business2013
Best Lawyers in America (communications law)Best Lawyers2012
Seattle's Top Business LawyersSeattle Business2011
Best Lawyers in America (communications law)Best Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in America (communications law)Best Lawyers2010
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Best Lawyers (administrative, communications and energy law)Best Lawyers2006
Best Lawyers in America (administrative law)Best Lawyers2005
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Public Utility Law Texas Super LawyerAustin Monthly2003
Best Lawyers in America (administrative law)Best Lawyers2003
Super Lawyers Appellate PracticeTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2003
The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2002
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The Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate / Partner / Of CounselLaw firms, Texas and Washington1987 - 2010
Law Clerk to the Hon. Will GarwoodUnited States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Inns of CourtMember1988 - 1994
Texas Law ReviewEditor in Chief1985 - 1986
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Austin v. Southwestern Bell Video Services, Inc., 193 F.3d 309 (5th Cir. 1999), cert. denied 529 U.S. 1082 (2000)Client prevailed
Springs Window Fashions v. Blind Maker, 184 S.W.3d 840 (Tex. App.–Austin 2006), pet. granted, case dism'd by agmntDamages substantially reduced
Public Utility Commission v. Allcomm Long Distance, Inc., 902 S.W.2d 662 (Tex. App.–Austin 1995, writ denied)Client prevailed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas System, AustinJournalismMA - Masters1987
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Southwest Texas State UniversityJournalismBA - Bachelor of Arts1976