Why did I become an independent attorney?
By being independent, I maintain a measure of control that's important to have when seeking to operate progressively. Collaboration with other law firms is not uncommon, however, I'm keen on making sure I can move cases forward how I see fit.
For years I have observed, and been a part of, a legal industry where the top lawyers reside in downtown skyscrapers working tirelessly -- often more than two-hundred hours a month -- to make sure hardworking people do not obtain justice in court. I have always been a fan of the underdog. From a civil standpoint, defendants are typically backed by insurance companies with millions in their legal budgets to obtain experts and deploy resources meant to limit or eliminate the plaintiff's ability to restore his/her losses. In a criminal context, defendants are disproportionately economically disadvantaged and are thereby forced to retain public defenders who, in Dallas, are severely under-funded compared to the DA's office and law enforcement. It is clear that the scales of justice now favor big companies and the state. It is my job to help balance those scales.
My core mission is to advocate for the improvement of individual lives inside and outside the courtroom, and I know I can do that to the best of my ability as an independent attorney.
- Texas Tech University School of Law '15, Doctor of Law - JD
- State Bar of Texas - Bar Card #24090962 (TX License Date: 11/6/2015)