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.
Texas Tech School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence
May 2007, summa cum laude
Texas Tech Rawls College of Business
May 2004, magna cum laude
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
Texas Tech School of Law
Adjunct Professor & Director, Innocence Clinic
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Chair, Amicus Committee
Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Lubbock County Bar Association