I am, first and foremost, a board certified litigator. Of the over 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas only 7,400 have earned the right to be publicly recognized as Board Certified specialists in one of 23 select areas. See http://www.tbls.org/Default.aspx. This is an honor that can only be obtained by proving one's self as a trial lawyer in front of judges, juries and opposing counsel. I handle litigation and counsel my clients in matters involving contracts, trade secrets, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, real estate, personal injury, construction, product liability, premises liability, oil and gas, energy, insurance coverage, and intellectual property.
I also serve as outside general counsel to several businesses where I assist in that particular company's everyday legal needs. This includes negotiating contracts, drafting and reviewing agreements, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, handling litigation and resolving employment controversies.
I started my own firm in 2018 because I saw the need in the legal marketplace for a younger lawyer who could draw upon real jury trial experience to represent his clients. Rather than emphasizing billable hours, as many firms require, I wanted to focus exclusively on applying common sense and creativity to aggressively represent and counsel my clients. Also, understanding that lawsuits can be expensive, I desired to have the flexibility to offer fee arrangements that allowed clients the opportunity for high quality legal representation at reasonable rates.
On a personal level, I am married with two kids. When I am not spending time with my family, my number one priority, I enjoy running, playing basketball and football, reading,and being active outdoors. I also love watching sports, specifically football (college and professional), basketball, and the Astros. My family and I dedicate a substantial amount of our time to serving in our neighborhood church. I teach a Sunday School class for married couples and have volunteered with numerous organizations whose aim is to serve the community and provide comfort and care for those in need.
I am a proven and practical litigator who represents businesses and individuals in a wide range of disputes from complex personal injury matters to commercial and business litigation all over Texas. While Texas is my primary practice location, I have handled cases and issues for my clients in Oklahoma, Florida, Georgia, and Kansas.
South Texas College of Law Houston
Juris Doctor, 2007
B.A. Speech Communication, 2004
- Southern District of Texas
- Eastern District of Texas
- Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law.
- Selected for inclusion in Thomson Reuters’ list of Texas Rising Stars (2016-2018) in Civil Litigation, as published in Texas Monthly.
- Houston Business Journal People on the Move.
- Commercial Litigation
- Business Disputes
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Energy Litigation
- Construction Litigation
- Insurance Coverage
- Maritime Litigation
- Trade Secrets
- Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation
- Outside General Counsel
Represented finance manager in employment dispute with former employer arising under an ERISA plan.
Obtained reformation of insurance policy and complete dismissal of all claims on summary judgment in declaratory judgment action in the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.
Secured, as first chair trial attorney for the defense, a no negligence verdict in favor of 18-wheeler driver and large transportation company in Fort Bend County, Texas.
Represented head of school in breach of contract action against employer in Montgomery County, Texas.
First chair trial attorney for the defense representing multi-family residential apartment complex in premises liability and negligence suit in Bell County, Texas. Verdict was significantly less than what was offered before trial to settle.
Represented steel manufacturer in breach of contact dispute where I recovered $1 million on behalf of my client.
Represented entrepreneur and his company in dispute over a purported agreement to purchase several oil and gas wells in Texas and was able to secure the dismissal of the litigation without my client or his company having to pay anything to the Plaintiff.
Recovered defense verdict on an underinsured motorist policy where the tortfeasor was intoxicated which resulted in the Plaintiffs recovering nothing
Represented drilling contractor in contractual dispute with operator over the drilling of a wildcat well.
Represented international logistics broker in breach of contract case with an IT company.
Represented Houston based company in lawsuit revolving around the breach of a non-compete and non-solicitation agreement by a former employee now employed with a competitor.
Represent Houston based company with offices nationwide in lawsuits against agents who improperly withhold funds from the company.
- Volunteer Young Life Leader (2007-2011)
- Married Life Sunday School Teacher; Second Baptist Church Woodway Campus (2014-Present)
- Single Life Sunday School Teacher; Second Baptist Church Woodway Campus (2010-2013)
- Baylor Business Network Committee Member (2016-Present)
- Understanding Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution - Texas Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals