Ethics are essential to the day to day practice of law.
They are the rules that keep our profession “noble”. They set us apart from others and remind us that our duties to each other and our clients must form the foundation of everything we do in the practice of law.
Put another way–Lawyers are different.
From the Preamble to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct:
The desire for the respect and confidence of the members of the profession and of the society which it serves provides the lawyer the incentive to attain the highest possible degree of ethical conduct. The possible loss of that respect and confidence is the ultimate sanction.
I am a trial lawyer and mediator with 19 years of experience in all aspects of business and family law litigation, including discovery, pre‐trial, trial, and appellate work, as well as mediation and arbitration. I represent businesses and individuals in civil litigation and Texas Lawyer’s before the State Bar when they have been grieved.
I speak on ethics regularly to lawyers and Bar Associations throughout the State of Texas for CLE credit.
I am a current member of The State Bar of Texas, The American Bar Association, The Texas Bar Foundation, The Dallas Bar Association, The Texas State Bar College, The Texas State Bar Pro Bono College, The Dallas Bar Association Foundation, The Dallas LGBT Bar Association, The Texas Center for Legal Ethics, The Dallas Women Lawyer Association.
I have been admitted to practice law in the State Courts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
I am currently the Vice Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Legal Ethic’s Committee.
I have served as a Member of the Texas State Bar 6th District Grievance Committee; Panel Chair for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 terms; District 6 Chairman for the 2016-17 term and been given the honor of being recognized by Super Lawyers, (Thomson Reuters) for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
I got my Education at Western Michigan/Thomas Cooley Law School, J.D. 1997 Magna Cum Laude and the University of Oregon, S., Journalism and Public Relations 1983.
I am an Oregon Duck.