Certifications

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Personal Injury Trial Law
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy – Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Trial Law National College of Advocacy – ATLA Board Certified

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
    • President, 2001--2002
    • College of the State Bar of Texas, 1991
    • Supreme Court Advisory Committee, 1984--1991
    • Board of Directors, 1983--1986
    • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow, 1983
    • Chair, Tort & Compensation Section, 1976--1977
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1981--1982
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, President, 1977--1979
  • The Philosophical Society of Texas, 2000
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • President, 2002--2003
    • Board of Directors, 1993--Present
    • Fellow, 1982--Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governors, 1982--1985
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
    • Director, 1982--1993
    • Treasurer, 1989--1990
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Advocate, 1979--Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 1996--Present
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow, 1986--Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • The Tonahill Society, 1998--Present
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1983--Present
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Texas Tech Law, West Texas Legal Legend, 2014
  • State Bar of Texas, Texas Legal Legend, 2014
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association, War Horse Award, 2010
  • Lawdragon, 500 Leading Lawyers in America, 2008
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, 2006
  • Texas Watch Foundation, Champion of Justice, 2005
  • Travis County Bar Association, Distinguished Lawyer Award, 2003
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Texas Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2003
  • American Bar Association, Pursuit of Justice Award, 2003
  • State Bar of Texas, President's Award, 1999
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Professionalism Award, 1998
  • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
    • Most Outstanding Alumni in the Nation, National Chapter, 1998--1999
    • Outstanding Alumnus, Sam Houston Senate, University of Texas, 1978
    • Outstanding Alumnus, Victor N. Lindsey Senate, Texas Tech University, 1973
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1962
  • The University of Texas, B.A. Government, 1960
  • Clarendon Junior College, 1956
  • Goodnight Public School