Professional

Bail0085digExperienced Judge and Attorney

  • Presiding Judge of General Jurisdiction Trial Court, hearing Family, Civil, and Felony Criminal cases (2011-present)
  • Highest Rated District Judge – Denton County Bar Poll
  • Extensive Experience as Practicing Attorney in Family, Civil, and Criminal Law (1997-2011)
  • Prosecuted and Defended well over 100 Jury Trials and countless Bench Trials/Hearings
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2002-present)
  • Former Assistant District Attorney, Denton County (1997-1998) and Dallas County (1998-2000)

Legal Education

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law (1997)
  • Mock Trial Finalist (1995) and Advanced Mock Trial Finalist/Champion (1996)
  • Board of Barristers and Executive Committee Chairman for Mock Trial (1996-1997)
  • American Jurisprudence Award (1996)

Committed Republican

  • Appointed by Republican Governor Rick Perry as Presiding Judge of the 431st District Court (2011)
  • Gubernatorial Appointment Supported by Senator Jane Nelson and Unanimously Confirmed by the Texas Senate
  • Elected Judge of the 431st District Court in Denton County Republican Primary (2012)
  • Conservative Judicial Philosophy – Applies the Law, rather than Legislating from the Bench
  • Life-long Grassroots Republican and Active Participant in Denton County Republican Party Clubs and Events
  • Attendee and Sponsor of Lincoln Reagan Dinner (2011-present)
  • Attendee and Sponsor of Volunteer Recognition Dinner (2011-present)
  • Sustaining Supporter of Denton County Republican Party