Judicial and Legal Experience


Associate Judge


  • Family Law Associate Judge, Dallas County, for 18 years
  • 88% Approval Rating, DBA Judicial Evaluation Poll


Assistant District Attorney


  • Dallas County DA's Office, 1991-1995
  • Family District Court Chief
  • Tried over 15 civil termination jury trials and hundreds 

           of contested hearings

  • Dallas County DA's Office, 1987-1988
  • County Criminal Court Chief
  • Tried over 30 jury trials, most as lead counsel


Associate Attorney


  • Finer, Kim & Stearns: Torrance, CA, 1990

​          Head of Family Law  Section

          

  • Coover & McCrossin, Corpus Christi, TX, 1988-1989

​          Handled all aspects of family law, including custody jury trial 

           

Briefing Attorney


  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for 

​          Judge Marvin O. Teague, 1986-1987


  • Assisted in Researching and Writing Opinions


Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, JD 1986
  • University of Texas, BBA 1982
  • Bishop Dunne High School, 1978





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Legal Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Dallas Bar Assn. Family Law Section

  • Crime Victims Committee, Texas Bar Assn.

  • ​CASA, Guardian ad Litem Educational Seminar Committee

  • Course Director, Oak Cliff Bar Assn. Civil Law Seminar

  • Dallas Bar Foundation, ​Life Fellow

  • ​College of State Bar of Texas

  • Lecturer: 

  • Dallas Children's Advocacy Cneter

  • Tarrant County and Dallas County bar assns. Summer Bar Seminar

  • Presbytarian Health Care System Continuing Medical Education

  • Advanced Family Law Course

  • CASA Guardian ad Litem Seminar Series

  • ​Family Law Section, Dallas Bar Assn.

Community Involvement

  • Kessler Park UMC
  • Habitat for Humanity Volunteer
  • Junior League of Dallas, Sustainer
  • DISD and HPISD Career Day Volunteer

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