Obtained unanimous total defense jury verdict as designated lead counsel in Harris County, Texas on behalf of Fortune 500 truck leasing company in an alleged catastrophic injury that occurred on the steps of a yard mule.
Successfully argued Motion to Strike and Exclude Expert (Certified Public Accountant) Opinions in an accounting malpractice dispute in the pretrial conference one week before trial was set to begin, leading to dismissal of all claims against client.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a residential real estate broker and realtor in a professional liability dispute asserting fraud in a real estate transaction, negligent supervision, breach of fiduciary duty, and violations of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Represented Fortune 500 consumer products company in a billion-dollar (plus) products liability MDL by taking over 40 depositions of plaintiffs, fact witnesses, and experts.
Through effective litigation, settled a high-exposure legal malpractice claim at mediation for less than had been offered to the claimant as a pre-suit offer.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Fortune 500 electric and gas utility in a personal injury lawsuit involving cows allegedly on the roadway during a morning commute. Defended utility in a variety of other disputes involving personal injury, property damage, breach of contract, and other claims.
Through effective litigation and offering $0 at mediation, obtained a complete nonsuit from Pro Se Plaintiff on behalf of utility in a property damage lawsuit ten minutes before jury selection began in what would have been a first-chair trial.
Sustained $2.1M business credit for pharmaceutical industry client in tax controversy & litigation.
Outstanding Small Firm Contribution Award to the Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Designated as Probate Master
Publications & Speaking Engagements
Education, Admissions & Activities
University of Houston Law Center
Staff, Houston Business and Tax Law Journal
South Texas College of Law
Phi Delta Phi
Pro Bono Honors Program Certificate
CALI Awards in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law and Texas Marital Property
Southern Methodist University
Golden Key International Honor Society
National Ethics Traveling Team
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Tax Court
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
United States District Court of Texas
Pro Hac Vice
Northern District of Florida
Professional and Community Activities
Holocaust Museum Houston
NEXTGen Chair/Director - 2023-2024
Leadership Houston Class XLI
Houston Young Lawyers Foundation
Trustee, 2021-2023; Co-Chair of the Fellows Commitee, 2023-2025
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Director, 2020-2022; CLE Committee Chair, 2019-2022; Spanish Class Committee Chair, 2020-2021
Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
Evergreen Young Professional Member
University of Houston Alumni Association
Meals on Wheels, Houston Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House
College of the State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas
Pro Bono College
Mortar Board Honor Society