• Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Personal Injury Trial Law, 1978--Present
  • National Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Trial Advocacy, 1992--Present

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Life Fellow
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • President, 2006--2007
    • Board of Directors, 1998--Present
    • Fellow, 1993--Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • President, Texas Chapter, 2007
    • President, Austin Chapter, 2005
    • Advocate, 1986--Present
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow, 2002--Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National Notary Association
  • National Board of Trial Advocates
  • Texas Cerebral Hygiene Association, Vice President and Director, Moral-Legal Issues

Honors & Awards

  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section, Excellence in Litigation Award, 2010
  • Austin Bar Association Distinguished Lawyer Award, 2010
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, TEX-ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2007
  • The Tonahill Society, 2003--Present
  • Leon Jaworski Award for Law Teaching Excellence, 2002
  • State Bar President's Award for Mediators Achieving Peace, 2002
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1994--Present
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine

Other Activities

  • Peer Mediation Training, Mendez Middle School, Austin
  • Distinguished Alumni Texas Tech University, 1999
  • President, Texas Tech Ex-Students association, 1994--1995


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1973
  • Texas Tech University, B.A. Mathematics, 1970