Resumé

Education

  • University of Texas, Austin, B.A., 1972
  • St. Mary's University, San Antonio, J.D., December 1976

Bar Admissions

  • 1977, Texas
  • 1978, California
  • 2003, Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Western, Southern & Northern Districts of Texas;
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th and 11th Circuits

Employment

  • Assistant General Counsel, State Bar of Texas: 1978-1980
  • Robinson, Felts, Starnes, Angenend & Mashburn; Civil Trial Attorney, 1980-1987
  • Wood, Lucksinger & Epstein; Civil Trial Attorney, 1987-1989
  • Private practice; Civil Trial Attorney, Business Formation, Transactions, Trials and Appeals, Mediation and Arbitration; 1989-Present

Professional Activities

  • President, Travis County Bar Association (now, Austin Bar Association); 1997-1998;
  • President-Elect 1996;
  • Comptroller, 1993-94;
  • Treasurer, 1994-95,
  • Secretary '95-96;
  • Director 1991-93;
  • Numerous Committee Memberships
  • Chair, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1997-1998;
  • Director, 1994-1997Civil Trial Law Advisory Commission, 1985-1994;
  • Board Certified: Civil Trial Law, 1984; Civil Appellate Law, l987;
  • Chair, Texas Bar Foundation 2005-2006;
  • Secretary-Treasurer (04-05); Trustee 2004-2008
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, District Nine Membership Chair 1996-98;
  • numerous awards committees 1996-2005
  • Chair, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism: 2004-06, Trustee 2003-07
  • Authored numerous Professionalism Video Tapes: 1996 (segment on "Office Procedure and Practices"), Co-wrote "Ethics Jeopardy", 1997, "Ethics Jeopardy II", 2001; Defense Ethics tapes, Skills updates, 2005.
  • Chair, College of the State Bar of Texas; 1992-94;
  • Vice-Chair 1990-92;
  • Director, 1988-98,
  • Member 1985-Present;
  • Board Advisor 1999-2000, Numerous Committees

Chair, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (Texas Bar Convention), 2001

Chair, United States Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, Austin 2004

  • Associate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1999- pres.
  • Director, State Bar of Texas; District 9, 1998-2001; Executive Committee 1999-2001
  • Chair, Strategic Long-Range Planning, 1999-2001; Chair, Policy Manual 2000-01 Disciplinary/Disability Oversight Committee Vice-Chair 1999-2000; General
  • Counsel Oversight Committee 1998-99; Texas Bar Journal Editorial Committee 1998-2001; Board Advisor- Futures Committee, MCLE, Administrative & Public Law Section Liaison;
  • Numerous Committee Memberships including: Litigation Section, Legal Ethics, Appellate Law, Legal Aspects of the Arts, Settlement Week, 1991-92

Director, Austin Lawyers Care (now: Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas), 86-89

Director, Austin Young Lawyers Association, 1984-1986

Editor, Travis County Practice Handbook, 1984, 1986

President, St. Mary's Law School Alumni Board of Trustees, 2004-05, Trustee, 1992-1994, 2001- pres., Secretary 2003-04, Vice-Pres. 2004-05, Pres.-Elect 05-06

Trustee, St. Mary's University 2007-08

Co-Director, co-writer and co-conspirator: Bar & Grill Variety Show, 1992-2005

Member and Founder: Bar & Grill Singers, A Lawyer Group performing musical parody across the country, and raising (through Jan 2008) $450,000 for pro bono causes.

Member, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Court-Annexed Mediation, 1996-1998

U.S. Army; 1st Cavalry Division, Office of Staff Judge Advocate; 1972-1974 (Awarded Army Commendation Medal, 1974)