Professional Law Background
B.A., University of Houston, 1972
J.D., South Texas College of Law, 1975
Admitted to the bar of Texas, 1975
Admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; and the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
State Bar of Texas
Texas State Bar College
The College of Master Advocates and Barristers, Senior Counsel
American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Sustaining Lawyer, President’s Club, (Leaders Forum 2003-2008), (National Finance Council, Justice List Committee 2007-2008), (National College of Trial Advocacy Civil and Criminal ; American College of Barristers, Senior Counsel; Attorneys Information Exchange Group
Roscoe Pound Foundation, Supporting Fellow; Civil Justice Foundation
Public Justice Foundation 2007-Present; Texas Trial Lawyers Association, (Director 1985-present), (Past Chairman Fundraising Committee), (Past Chairman for Political Communications Committee), (Director Emeritus 1985-2007); Fort Bend County Bar Association
HTLA, (Director 1982-); Houston Bar Foundation, Fellow; Houston Bar Association, (Admin Justice Comm)
Christian Legal Society Faculty, Texas College of Trial Advocacy, Federal Civil Practice Institute; Adjunct Prof Tort and Products Liability Law,1980-1982, College of the State Bar; Author of “Products Liability, A Survey of Judicial Adoption,” (American Bar Association, 1982) and “Locating the Punitive Damages Witness” (ATLA, 1995).
Plaintiffs' Counsel: Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes v. Dallas Morning News Settlement confidential?; Gov. Jerry Apodaca v. Albuquerque Journal. 1983 Plf Counsel: David Peterson v. The USA, $9MM. Reynolds, Park & Sierra Builders v. Univ Savings, Assoc $9MM verdict. Coach Gordon Wood v. ABC Good Morning America & David Hartmann, Settlement confidential. Numerous multi-million dollar verdicts.