I went to college at SMU from 1983-1987, then to Duke University from 1987-1990 to get my M.A. and J.D. degrees.
I clerked for a federal judge beginning in 1990, then practiced law in Washington DC until early 1998.
For a decade, I owned and operated a design/build firm (and still do the occasional project) and was licensed as a general contractor in several states.
I started practicing law in Texas in 2007. I work hard to preserve homeowner rights in HOA matters. I also routinely defend homeowners against improper and illegal foreclosures, including filing class actions when necessary.
In my free time, I spend time with my wife and three boys, and every morning before work, I hammer away at improbably long works of science fiction that have a great deal to do with sentient machines, genetically nonconforming humans, priests, and political malcontents. My wife and I also have a nice little business selling fancy headphones.
I am honored to be a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. I have argued before the Texas Supreme Court in Austin and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
State bar admissions:
- District of Columbia
- North Carolina
Federal Court admissions:
- Northern District of Texas
- SouthernDistrict of Texas
- Eastern District of Texas
- Western District of Texas.
- 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
- United States Supreme Court