Professional Background: Admitted to bar, 1981-Texas; 1986-Wisconsin; U.S. Supreme Court-1992; U.S. Court of Appeals-5th Circuit-1982; U.S. District Courts for the Western (1984), Southern (1994), Eastern (1995), and Northern (1995) Districts of Texas. Currently admitted pro hac vice in numerous courts and states throughout the United States.
Education: University of Wisconsin (B.S., summa cum laude, 1978); London School of Economics (Summer of 1980); St. Mary’s University School of Law (J.D., with distinction, 1981 – graduated first in his class); Member, John M. Harlen Society; Senior Associate Editor, St. Mary’s Law Journal, 1980-1981.
Memberships: San Antonio Bar Association, American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Wisconsin, Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) (Director), San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (SATLA) (Director, 1988-92; Past President, 1994-95), American Association for Justice (AAJ), American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) National Representative for the San Antonio Chapter.
Has served or participated in various State Bar of Texas committees or activities including the Administration of Rules of Evidence Committee (AREC), from 2006-2012.
Awards: Recognized as one of the Texas Super Lawyers, Plaintiff Personal Injury: Product Liability, 2003-2017 including being named as one of the 2013 Top 100 Super Lawyers in Texas and as one of the Top 50 Lawyers in the Central & West Texas Region in 2008, 2011-2017 by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Texas Monthly. Recognized by Woodward/White, Inc. as one of The Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation category, 1995-2017. Additionally, selected as the San Antonio Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers in America, for both 2010 and 2012.
Certifications: Board Certified – Civil Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1988; Board Certified – Personal Injury Trial Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1987; Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 1989.