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Proud to be an El Paso Attorney

I appreciate a complex problem, because I enjoy the challenge of solving it. I began my legal career with Mesa Petroleum Co. and T. Boone Pickens, Jr., one of six lawyers in Amarillo, TX working on multimillion dollar matters. I then joined a large law firm out of El Paso, Texas, running its Midland, Texas offices. I moved to El Paso in 1988 and joined a small litigation firm. In January 1995, I went out on my own as a sole practitioner.

Areas of practice

  • Civil trial
  • Commercial litigation
  • Wrongful termination
  • Consumer law
  • Contracts litigation
  • International litigation
  • Discrimination litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Serious personal injury

Admitted to practice

  • Texas, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western and Northern Districts of Texas

Certifications

  • Board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil trial law
  • Consumer and commercial law

Awards

  • AV® Peer Review RatingsSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1979
  • New Mexico State University, B. Acctg., with honors, 1976
    • Phi Kappa Phi
    • Blue Key

Professional memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors, Section Representative, 2010-2013
  • State Bar of Texas, Pattern Jury Charges Committee, Business & Employment, 2013-present El Paso Bar Association—President, 2004-2005
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas—Construction Law Section
  • State Bar College Board of Directors—Chair, 2007-2008
  • State Bar Consumer and Commercial Law Council—Chair, 2005-2006
  • El Paso Trial Lawyers Association—Past President
  • West Texas Employment Lawyers Association—Chair, 2001

Selected Presentations

  • Home Schooling, Bill of Rights, State Bar of Texas, May 2016, Austin, Texas.
  • New Civil Litigation Rules, State Bar of Texas, Annual Meeting June 2014, Austin, TX
  • New Anti-SLAPP Statute, State Bar of Texas, Business Disputes Seminar, September 2014, Houston, Texas.
  • Consumer Law Update, 181h Annual Civil Trial Seminar, E1 Paso Bar Association, February 2014, San Diego, California.
  • Consumer Law Update, Summer School, Texas State Bar College, July 2014, Galveston, Texas.
  • 'Winning in Arbitration: A Panel Discussion,' Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law Seminar, State Bar of Texas, November 2008, Dallas, Texas
  • 'Attacking 'As Is' Clauses,' Consumer and Commercial Law Seminar, State Bar of Texas, September 2007, Houston, Texas
  • “Consumer Law: Hey, the Little Guy Still Has Rights in Texas,” State Bar College Spring Training, 2006 (Texas Bar Continuing Legal Education)
  • 'Lawyers Are Heroes,' State Bar Fall 2006 (Texas Bar Continuing Legal Education, Consumer and Commercial Law Course)
  • 'Arbitration,' State Bar Fall 2006 (Texas Bar Continuing Legal Education, Consumer and Commercial Law Course)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Contact me

For your arbitration, mediation, and litigation needs in civil, commercial and consumer law, contact me in my El Paso, TX office at 915-543-3234 or contact me online.