Plain and simple, I was born to be a trial lawyer. My passion for what I do and who I represent runs deep. It’s what drives me to get up early, stay late, and work around the clock. Every member of my team shares in this. We don’t make excuses. Instead, we focus on getting the job done and finding a way to win for our clients.
I have chosen to selectively choose my cases. The greatest pain I have is making the decision not to represent someone that has a valid case, but it doesn’t fit my firm’s case criteria. The reason I handle a small number of cases is because my team and I are hands on and all in. By the time the case is over, no stone has been left unturned. Because we don’t want to leave files collecting dust, we make sure to only select cases that we can immediately jump on.
To date, I have tried 21 jury trials with many more scheduled this year. I am on a never-ending mission to right the wrongs that have been committed against my clients and their loved ones. Insurance companies know that I will not just try a case, but I will try a good case they will not forget.
In order to keep up with my all-in approach to being a trial lawyer, health and fitness are paramount to staying sharp and not wearing down. I make sure that I train and take care of myself in order to be ready for the grind of trial. When most are wearing down near the end of a trial, I am getting stronger as the trial progresses. My clients benefit because our firm encourages health and fitness for everyone. It allows us to continue to push the case and not slow down.
My passions outside of the firm are important as well. My first love was basketball. I have never lost my love for basketball. I enjoy watching games on TV or live, and studying the greats to replicate success in what I do. Hunting and fishing are my great escapes. We all need time to unplug from our constantly connected worlds, and hunting and fishing is my way of getting away. Equally important to me is traveling. Although I travel a lot for work, my passion for travel is experiencing different cultures and people. It is a great way for me to recharge and spend time with loved ones.
As for some information about my journey to this point, I went to Midwestern State University on a full basketball scholarship. A lot of lessons were learned there about time management and preparation. Next, I went to Oklahoma City University School of Law. After law school, I jumped straight into trying personal injury cases right away and have not looked back since.
I have been honored to be asked to speak at some great events, including some of the following:
- OCU Law School – “My Story – Becoming a Young Trial Lawyer” - 2014
- OCU Law School – “Law school essentials for taking the Texas Bar Exam” - 2015
- Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Seminar – Reptile in Practice “Depositions, Direct and Cross” - 2016
- Texas Reptile Group – “What Worked in Obtaining a Reptile UM/UIM Verdict” - 2017
- National Reptile Employment Law Seminar – “Using the Reptile to Prove Compensatory Damages” - 2017
- DFW-National Employment Lawyers Association - “The Art of Focus Groups” - 2017
- National Reptile MIST Seminar - "Cross-Exam in MIST Cases" - 2017
- Montana Trial Lawyers Association Annual Seminar - "Master the Fundamentals" - 2017
- National Reptile Masters in Damages Seminar - "Rocket Fuel on Direct-Exam" - 2017
- National Causation & Stipulated Liability Seminar - "Overcoming Gaps-in-Treatment & Pre-Existing Conditions" - 2017
I also serve as Vice President of the Board of Directors for BIND - Dallas, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit clubhouse for brain injury survivors.
I am on the faculty of the most prestigious trial lawyer college in the Country - The Keenan Ball College. I am honored to teach and mentor other trial lawyers from around the country.