J.D. University of Houston, 1995
Married with 3 children
Enjoy percussion/drums, singing, theater, reading, numerous sports
My road to practicing law has been unusual. After my undergraduate degree, I worked with youth in a small church in Shreveport, LA. Lots of great people and I think I was able to minister well to the young people I worked with and for.
After a couple years, I decided I wanted something different, and went back to school in Houston, so that I would have the needed credentials to teach high school, specifically English. I did that for 8 years, during which time I met and married a beautiful and talented woman who is more kind than I ever have deserved (as of this writing for 32 years). Teaching didn't seem to be exactly the right choice, so halfway through the time I taught, I started law school at University of Houston, night school. I doubled down and 3 ½ years later, I had my law degree, passed the bar, and started practicing.
Every day, I wake up with the hope that my ultimate goal will be realized; helping those whom I am lucky enough to get to serve. Through ministry, teaching and now law, that has remained my primary goal—helping and serving others. Do I live up to it every day? Can anyone? I know I don't. But I keep striving to do better and to making the world a little better, one small matter at a time.
In doing so, I have tried to live up to a couple great ideals—lighting candles instead of cursing the darkness, and, as my father in law would say, ‘doing ordinary things for ordinary people.'