• B.A. — Oklahoma State University,1980

  • J.D. — Southern Methodist University School of Law,1983


  • State Bar of Texas – All trial & appellate courts

  • State Bar of Texas (Litigation Section)

  • United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas

  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Professional Associations

  • AV- Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • DuPont Legal Challenge Award (2001, 2004, 2005) for “extraordinary contributions and accomplishments that have advanced the objectives of the DuPont Legal Model”

  • Journal of Air Law & Commerce 1981-1983, Editor-in-Chief 1982-1983