After growing up in Victoria, Texas, I left for college among the big-city lights at St. Edwards University, eventually transferring and graduating from Texas A&M University in College Station. After college, I interned with State Representative Tan Parker, but before too long I was back in school, this time South Texas College of Law in Houston.
At STCL I served as an Editor on Currents, the school’s international trade law journal, where I published an article on the landmark European copyright law ruling UsedSoft v. Oracle. I took advantage of the Frank Evans Mediation Clinic, mediating landlord-tenant disputes, and earning my certification as a mediator while still in school. Before graduating I also worked as a research assistant for a favorite professor, reviewing European civil codes for an art law (who knew there was such a thing?) article he wrote on the so-called “Getty” bronze.
I was inspired to go to law school by Alexander Hamilton, through the way he shaped institutions through law. In my experience, there is no other arena in which that power is felt more intimately than the regulation of household relations in family law. Where else does the state enter your home like this?
Upon gaining my state bar license, I spent about three years working for (primarily) family law firms in Denton and Pearland, picking up valuable experience in probate, estate planning, real property, and general litigation along the way. I’ve appeared before judges in counties with populations in the millions, advocating against one-size-fits-all custody orders and before judges in counties with a single family law judge, arguing for a fair shake before courts that sometimes saw the same people repeatedly, where familiarity breeds contempt.
In my free time, I enjoy hunting, writing fiction, and exploring this beautiful city with my even more beautiful wife. I’m lucky to have had the opportunities I’ve been given, and I want to apply my talents and strengths in your corner. Let’s get started!