BIOGRAPHY

I have been continuously practicing appellate and post-conviction litigation ever since I graduated from law school.

My first year out of law school, I was honored with a year-long clerkship working as an attorney with the Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth, Texas. At the end of my clerkship, I became a briefing attorney with the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas. As a briefing attorney, I worked extensively on federal habeas corpus petitions, based on both state and federal convictions.

I stayed with the federal court for over five years before opening up my own law practice in January of 2014. 

From the very first day of being in private practice, I knew I wanted to use my unique background and understanding gained from years working as a court attorney to fight for people I believe in and for issues I am passionate about. I wanted to help defend people and our Constitution. Appellate and post-conviction litigation was a natural fit, which is why I have dedicated my career to helping people and their families after trial.

Since opening my own practice, I have litigated cases from the United States Supreme Court down to local county courts. 

EDUCATION

Texas Tech School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence

May 2007, summa cum laude

Texas Tech Rawls College of Business

May 2004, magna cum laude


BAR ADMISSIONS

I am licensed to practice in the State of Texas and admitted to practice in the following courts:

- Supreme Court of the United States

- 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

- 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

- Federal District Court

   Northern District of Texas

   Southern District of Texas

Bar Number: 24059587

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Innocence Project of Texas

Deputy Director

Texas Tech School of Law

Adjunct Professor & Director, Innocence Clinic

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Chair, Amicus Committee

Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Member

Lubbock County Bar Association

Member