- Founding Partner
- Family Law
- Criminal Law
- Wills and Probate
I was born in Fort Worth, Texas , in 1960. I lived in Richardson, Texas, until 1968, when my dad was transferred to Singapore while working for Texas Instruments. After our return from Singapore, the balance of my formative years were spent on a farm north of Lubbock . In 1979 I graduated from High School and made the decision to work for a couple of years before attending college. I had a wide array of job opportunities and experiences during that time.
My college career started at Texas Tech, where I shot on the ROTC Rifle Team. I later transferred to Sam Houston State University , where I obtained my Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Police Science. While there, I shot on the State of Texas Pistol Team . I also joined the United States Air Force as a Firearms Instructor. I met my wife while at Sam Houston, and we were married in 1984. That same year, I went to work for the Plano Police Department. I spent four years in the Patrol Unit and almost eleven years as a Detective before taking retirement. While working full time as a Detective, I enrolled at Texas Wesleyan University and obtained my law degree. Upon graduation and licensing, I continued to work at the Plano Police Department and also worked part-time as an attorney.
After retiring from the Police Department, I was employed by the law firm of George Parker &
Associates, and I worked there for almost two years. During that time, I became friends with
Lance Baxter. In 1999, Lance Baxter and I set out to start our own law firm. We opened our first
office in September of 1999 in McKinney, Texas .
My areas of practice include Family Law, Criminal Law, Wills and Probate. In the Family Law arena, I handle everything from simple divorces to suits filed by Child Protective Services, child custody issues, enforcement actions and modifications. in the area of Criminal Law, I have handled everything from traffic tickets to capital murder cases. My probate and will work includes preparation of simple wills, guardianships, and probate matters. I am approved by the Collin County Commissioners to accept appointments from the Courts in Family Law, Guardianship, and Criminal Matters.
I am a member of the State Bar of Texas, the College of the State Bar, Collin County Bar Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Family Section of the State Bar of Texas. I have helped local schools with their mock trial competitions and have spoken at various training seminars about the role of a defense attorney.
- Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
- J.D. - 1996
- Sam Houston State University, Houston, Texas
- Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Police Science
- Texas, 1997
- George Parker and Associates
- State Bar of Texas, Member, 1997 to Present
- College of the State Bar
- Collin County Bar Association
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Family Section of the State Bar of Texas