I like to think of myself as a knowledgeable, savvy, and aggressive criminal defense attorney, and I am proud that I can often relate to my clients’ background and circumstances. Being a first-generation college student born and raised in West Texas, I personally know the challenges and difficulties many of my clients are facing when dealing with a legal issue. It is not uncommon for clients to tell me that I am a “Lawyer for the People.” That is one of the best compliments I could receive.
Prior to opening my own law office, I previously worked at a DWI law firm, where I developed substantial knowledge and experience in DWIs, drug cases, and other criminal matters. I have represented clients in over hundreds of contested hearings and trials throughout the state. I frequently attend advanced level trainings and seminars across Texas to further my knowledge and skills to better serve my clients. My extensive knowledge of the law and criminal procedure, combined with my willingness to fight for my clients, have often resulted in favorable results for my clients.
I graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. In addition to graduating at the top of my law school class, I received the Jurisprudence Award for Advocacy and had an article published in a legal journal. As a law student, I clerked for several prominent criminal defense attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, and Lubbock. During these clerkships, I worked with all types of criminal cases, from class C tickets to fighting for clients on death row. I was also a student attorney in Texas Law’s esteemed criminal defense clinic. As a student attorney, my supervisors entrusted me to handle a criminal case entirely on my own, and I obtained a dismissal for my client. Prior to law school, I attended Texas Tech University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
Many of my clients are completely unfamiliar with the court system and process, so I make it a point to help my clients understand the process. I know that everyone makes mistakes—and that does not make someone a bad person; that makes them human. One of my favorite quotes, and a philosophy of my law practice, is: we are all better than the worst decision we have ever made.