• B.A. — University of Texas–Permian, 1983

  • J.D. — University of Texas School of Law, 1986


  • All trial and appellate courts of the State of Texas

  • United States District Court for the Southern, Northern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas

  • Fifth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals

  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, 1986-present (Section memberships: Alternative Dispute Resolution; Antitrust and Business Litigation Appellate; Environmental and Natural Resources Law; Labor and Employment Law; Litigation)

  • Federal Bar Association 2013-present

  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit 1994-present

  • Corpus Christi Bar Association 1986-present

  • The Hon. Reynaldo G. Garza American Inn of Court, Barrister 2004-present

  • Padre Little League, Inc. Board of Directors, 2013-present (Board Secretary 2013-2017) (Corrected dates and added Board Secretary)

  • Corpus Christi Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers’ Project, Volunteer, 1988-present

  • Corpus Christi Literacy Council, Board of Directors 2001-2003

  • Better Business Bureau of the Coastal Bend, Board of Directors, 1991-1994

  • Corpus Christi Texas Exes, Vice President 1991-92; Scholarship Chair 1991-1994; President 1996

  • Texas Law Alumni Association, Texas District 14 Director, 1992-1994

  • Carroll High School Mock Trial Team, Non-faculty Advisor, 1992-1993

  • Manager and Coach of the Padre Little League Tee Ball Giants, 2013-2014