• Trial Advocacy, Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • Speaker, State Bar of Texas
  • Frequent Speaker, areas of Trial Tactics, Family Law, Torts, Evidence, Procedure, Professional Negligence, and the Practice of Law
  • Frequent Speaker, Grievances, Attorney’s Fees and Negligence Issues
  • State Bar of Texas, Author

Published Works

  • Course Director, Advanced Civil Trial Course
  • Course Director, Advanced Personal Injury Course
  • Course Director, Ultimate Trial Notebook Course
  • Course Director, Advanced Worker’s Compensation Course
  • Course Director, Ultimate Pretrial Notebook Course
  • Texas Pattern Jury Charge, Volume II


  • The University of Texas School of Law,¬†1974
    • J.D., Law
    • Law Journal: Texas Bar Journal, Editor
  • University of Texas at Austin, 1970
    • B.B.A., Management


  • Attorneys’ Fees Update, 6th Annual Advance Trial Strategies, State Bar of Texas, 2017

Honors & Awards

  • Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America¬© in the field of Family Law, Woodward and White Press, 2017 – 2019
  • The Gene Cavin Award from the State Bar of Texas, recognizing outstanding lifetime contributions to the CLE activities of the profession;
  • A Presidential Citation for outstanding contributions to the profession;
  • The Jim Bowmer Award for Professionalism, from the College of the State Bar;
  • 2015 Lola Wright Foundation Award for advancing and enhancing legal ethics

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1978

Professional Associations

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Family Law Advisory Panel, 2001 – 2007
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism, Board of Trustees of Texas Center for Legal Ethics, 2007 – 2013
  • District 6 Grievance Committee, Dallas County, Member, 2000 – 2001
  • State Bar Board of Directors, 1991 – 1994
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Chair, Board of Trustees, 1999 – 2000
  • Dallas Bar Association, Judiciary Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board of Directors
  • State Bar CLE Committee, Member
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Trustee, 1997 – 2001
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Past President, 1985
  • Dallas Bar Association, Past Chairman, Fee Dispute Committee
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate, 1999 – Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Pro Bono Clinics
  • State Bar’s CLE Committee, Past Chairman, 1988 – 1991
  • MCLE Committee, Member, 1989 – 1991
  • American Inns of Court, Master