Handles high-stakes appeals in Texas and across the country and has handled hundreds of appeals, primarily handling cases that were originally tried by other law firms. Serves as appellate counsel in major trials to provide strategic advice, preserve of error, argue jury charges, and handle post-verdict motions.
Chair, Appellate Practice Group; Served as a briefing attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas
Board Certified, Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Houston Bar Association, President, 2018 - 2019; Appellate Practice Section, Chair, 1998 – 1999; University of Houston Law Foundation, President-elect, 2017-2019; Texas Supreme Court Historical Society, President, 2012 – 2013; Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Chair, 2012 – 2013; Texas Bar Foundation, Fellows Chair, 2010 – 2011; University of Houston Law Alumni Association, President, 2009 – 2011; State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section, Chair, 2005 - 2006; Texas Bar Journal, Editorial Board Chair, 2002 – 2006; International Association of Defense Counsel, Appellate Practice Committee, Chair, 2003 – 2009; American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Appellate Advocacy Committee, Chair, 2000 - 2001
JD, University of Houston Law Center, 1988, cum laude; BBA, University of Houston, 1985