EDUCATION

Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. (May 1995)

Our Lady of the Lake University, B. A. Social Studies, Cum Laude (May 1992)

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

24 Year Career as a Civil Litigator

 

Diverse Docket:
 

  • Attorney in a small firm representing plaintiffs in personal injury suits, defendants in criminal cases, plaintiffs in labor disputes against employers and families in family law matters
     

  • Assistant Attorney General representing state employees and state entities in tort litigation matters and other governmental entities in legal disputes
     

  • Attorney, Sr. Trial Counsel and Principal representing healthcare providers, businesses, school districts, individuals and governmental entities in all areas of civil litigation including: employment, negligence, premise liability, construction litigation, contracts and administrative matters

 

Hands-On Experience:
 

  • 24 years of courtroom and trial experience
     

  • More than twice the civil litigation experience of my opponent
     

  • Significant jury trial experience
     

  • Five times more jury trial experience than my opponent
     

  • Represented clients in 20 appeals
     

  • Hundreds of contested hearings in courtrooms all over the State of Texas
     

  • Hundreds of administrative law matters, representing clients before state agencies

RECOGNITION AND SERVICE

State Bar of Texas (1995 to Present)
 

Austin Bar Association (1999 to Present)
 

Hispanic Bar Association of Austin (1999 to Present)
 

Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, Education Outreach Committee (2005 to Present)
 

Travis County Women Lawyers Association (2000 to Present)
 

Texas Association of Defense Counsel (2007 to Present)
 

Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court (2017 to Present)
 

Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court, Student Mentor/MAS Program Volunteer (2017 to Present)
 

Austin Monthly Magazine, Top Lawyers (August 2019)
 

American Lung Association, Central Texas Region, Supporter & Volunteer (2000 – 2005)
 

American Lung Association, Central Texas Region, Board of Directors (2005 – 2012)
 

Faces of Change, Supporter & Volunteer (2001 – 2004)
 

Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Supporter (2004 to Present)
 

Texas Freedom Network, Supporter & Volunteer (2005 to Present)
 

Texas Freedom Network, Fundraising & Event Committee (2016 to Present)
 

Texas Freedom Network, Epic Luncheon Co-Chair (2017)
 

AVANCE-Austin, Supporter & Volunteer (2008 – 2018)
 

AVANCE-Austin, Board of Directors (2018 to Present)
 

Becker Elementary School, PTA Member & Volunteer (2011 to Present)
 

Becker Elementary School, PTA President (2015-2016 & 2016-2017)
 

Lively Middle School, PTA Member & Volunteer (2017 to Present)
 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Fundraiser & Volunteer (2016 to Present)

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