I grew up in Houston and obtained my undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, where I majored in political science. I graduated with honors from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 1999. While in law school, I was privileged to clerk at Harper & Rogers, P.C., a premier criminal defense firm in Northwest Indiana. I settled in Austin after law school and worked for a small firm for two years before launching my own practice at the end of 2001.
I am also board certified as a specialist in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. One out of only 841 attorneys with this specialty, out of 80,000 attorneys total in the state of Texas.
Since 1999, I’ve maintained membership in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I am also a member of the Austin and Williamson County Bar Associations.
In addition to my law license, which allows me to practice in all state courts in Texas, I am also admitted to practice in the Federal Courts in the Western District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.