I attended college and law school here at UT and have been a practicing criminal defense attorney here in Austin since 1983.  Over that time, I have represented persons accused of everything from DWI to murder to drug trafficking. 

My legal experience includes work as a felony prosecutor and as a staff attorney with the Texas prison system, providing representation to incarcerated persons seeking post-conviction relief. I've also been board certified in Criminal Law since 1985.  

This blog contains my thoughts and observations on the criminal justice system in Austin from the perspective of someone who spends a lot of time in it.  While steering clear of Austin's courts is probably the best way to go, if you do find yourself facing a charge here, I hope this is a useful resource.  If you have a legal problem that you'd like to consult me on, give me a call.  I’m happy to help.


  • University of Texas Law School:            J.D. 1979
  • The University of Texas at Austin:        B.A. with Honors in Government, 1976
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