Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Civil Pretrial Practice, National Board of Trial Advocacy
Associate Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
Education & Academic Honors
Doctor of Jurisprudence -- Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1991
Bachelor of Science -- Arizona State University, 1988
Briefing Attorney, 5th Court of Appeals, Dallas, Texas, 1991-1992.
Licensed to Practice
States of Texas and Oklahoma
United States Supreme Court
All Federal District Courts for Texas
All District Courts for Oklahoma
U. S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
All State Courts in Texas and Oklahoma
Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates
National Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Panhandle Trial Lawyers Association
Amarillo Area Bar Association
Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
Christian Trial Lawyers Association
State Bar Association of Texas
Oklahoma Bar Association
2005-2011 Texas Super Lawyer, Plaintiff's Personal Injury, Texas Monthly & Law and Politics Magazine
Publications & Presentations
SPEAKER: Commercial Truck Litigation 2007 -- State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, Dallas, 2007.
AUTHOR:When is Speech No Longer Protected by the First Amendment: A Plaintiff's Perspective of Agricultural Disparagement Laws10 DePaul Bus.L.J. 233 (1998).
AUTHOR & SPEAKER:A Litigators Guide to Court-Created Trusts and Structured Settlement Involving Minors and Incapacitated Persons -- What Do I Do With the Money Once I Have Settled the Case?--State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, August 2004.
AUTHOR & SPEAKER:"How to Avoid Getting Sued Once You've Settled the Case"Texas Trial Lawyers Association, February 2002, July 2002.
Texas Beef Group, et al. v. Oprah Winfrey, et al.,201 F3d 680 (5th Cir. 2000).
Texas Beef Group, et al. v. Oprah Winfrey, et al.,11 F. Supp.2d 858 (N.D. Tex. 1998).