About Member
Preparatory Education: University of Arkansas (B.S.B.A., 1967). Legal Education: Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1970). Licensed to Practice Law: September 1970. State Courts of Texas; United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas Certified Specialist Criminal Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization) (1975 to present). Associations: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (President, 1994-95; Director, 1980-86; Course Dir. - 1989 Federal Criminal Law Short Course). State Bar of Texas: District 6 Grievance Committee (1999 to June, 2005; Sub Committee Chair 2001 to June, 2005); Criminal Justice Section Council 1994-96; Course Director, Advanced Criminal Law Course - 1994; Appellate Rules and Advocacy Section - State Appellate Rules Committee 1992-94. Texas Association of Board Certified Specialists in Criminal Law (President, 1989-90); Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (President, 1978); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Legal Publications: "Criminal Procedure - Trial and Appeal" 42 Southwestern Law Journal 593 (1988); "Criminal Procedure – Trial and Appeal," 41 Southwestern Law Journal 529 (1987); "Bail Pending Appeal in Federal Cases," Voice for the Defense, Vol. 17, No. 3 (December, 1987); "Preservation of Error Regarding Jury Instructions," Texas Criminal Appellate Manual (State Bar of Texas - 1989); "Extraordinary Writs: Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, Prohibition and Certiorari," Texas Criminal Appellate Manual (State Bar of Texas - 1986); Pleas of Guilty," I Federal Criminal Practice Materials (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - 1986, 1989); "Federal Sentencing," The Criminal Trial - 1985 (Dallas County Criminal Bar Association); "Criminal Law and Procedure - Arrest to Indictment," 32 Southwestern Law Journal 449 (1978); "Extraneous Offenses," 7 Voice for the Defense 17 (1977). Frequent lecturer, including 14 of the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Courses; numerous TCDLA/CDLP courses D Magazine: Best Lawyers in Dallas –Criminal Defense (2001-20); Texas Monthly: Best Lawyers – Criminal Defense (2003-20).