2007 to present: Elected Judge of Dallas County Criminal Court #1 in 2006 and sworn in January 1, 2007; re-elected in 2010 and 2014.
1997 to 2006: Owned and operated a private practice in Dallas, focusing
on criminal trial and appellate law at the city, state and federal levels.
Has handled over 2500 criminal cases and 150 jury trials. Has tried jury
trials, bench trials and authored numerous appellate briefs.
1991 to 1997: Dallas County prosecutor under District Attorney John Vance.
Was promoted to Chief Prosecutor in County Criminal Courts #8 and #9 before
being assigned to the felony trial section. As a felony prosecutor, was assigned
to the 204th Judicial District Court, the 194th Judicial District Court and
Criminal District Court #2, handling all types of criminal cases. Was eventually
promoted to the Organized Crime Division and tried numerous felony drug cases.
1981 to 1988: Worked in the construction and development industry as an
engineer with Vantage Development’s construction division, Charter
Builders. Later worked for McDevitt & Street as a project engineer.
Member, Dallas Bar Association; Past Board Member, Dallas Criminal Defense
Lawyer’s Association; AV rated trial attorney; winner of 2006 Dallas
Bar Association Judicial Preference Poll; endorsed as qualified by the Committee
for a Qualified Judiciary.
Graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1990 and was licensed
to practice in November of that year.
Graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1981.
Graduated W. W. Samuell High School in Dallas in 1976.
Born in Dallas in 1957 and grew up in Pleasant Grove.
Has been married for 20 years and has two sons.