Academic Experience

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BBA (economics), University of North Texas

JD, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Citations Editor, Texas Wesleyan Law Review

Moot Court Board Member, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law

Certifications

Board Certified—Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Certified 2006. Re-certified 2011, 2016. 

Board Certified—Criminal Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Certified 2013. Re-certified 2018.

 

Publications

The Fifth Circuit Standards for Direct Effects and Legally Significant Acts Under the Third Clause of the Commercial Activities Exception of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: Voest-Alpine Trading v. Bank of China, 19 Corp. Counsel Rev. 353 (Nov. 2000).

Supreme Court to Hear Two Cases on Megan’s Laws, Fort Worth Business Press, Nov. 8–14, 2002, p. 15.

 

Speaker

Tarrant County Mexican-American Bar Association February 2011 Proposed New Disciplinary Rules

Tarrant County Mexican-American Bar Association May 2013 Motions Practice: Clarity in Presentation

Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association January 2014 Federal and White Collar Crime for the Non-Criminal Lawyer

Twin Peaks, McLennan County, and the Justice System 2016 Court Coordinator's Seminar Tarrant County Bar Association February 23, 2016

A Review of Prosecutorial Missteps in the Waco Twin Peaks Biker Prosecution and How to Defend your Clients in Similar Situations, May 15, 2018 Northeast Tarrant Bar Association

Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Caselaw Update presenter, 2018–present

February 2018 Caselaw update

April 2018 Caselaw update

June 2018 Caselaw update

August 2018 Caselaw update

October 2018 Caselaw update

 

Memberships and Affiliations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Tarrant County Bar Association