office has engaged in a wide range of litigation. Few,
if any, lawyers in the State of Texas have been lead
counsel in both wrongful death, personal injury litigation
and capital murder criminal defense. Fewer still can
combine this litigation history with a range of appellate
experience: civil trial litigation appeals, prosecution
of the writ of mandamus through the appellate court against
a sitting trial judge, successful appeals involving the
complex issues of civil rights, and criminal appellate
matters. See the appellate section for more information
of reported opinions.
ALLEGATIONS OF ALL VARIATIONS
(Drug Offenses, DWI, Homicide, Burglary, Theft, Assault)
COUNSEL MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT OF YOUR
is an unfortunate reality that our clients, and their
families, or friends, may find themselves with a criminal
problem. Often clients are unaware of the enormous consequences
that society today places on alleged violators of
our criminal law. In that time, when clients are least
prepared for such a situation, they should be assured
that this firm is equipped to immediately react.
statutes often provide for mandatory jail for violation
of the law involving drugs, weapons and certain violent
crimes. The law also has sentencing guidelines which
require the attorney to have particularized knowledge
to competently represent the client.
are also available to the client diversionary programs
such as pretrial intervention and conditional discharge.
The risks facing our clients in this area include loss
of personal freedom, significant fines, probation and
the loss of driving privileges. Also, a conviction of
a criminal charge will significantly impact employment and
professional opportunities for our clients.
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practice includes the prosecution of motor vehicle accidents and other
personal injury claims. Personal injury cases are a time
when our clients have suffered injury due to the conduct
of others. At this time, our clients often suffer disabling
injury, monetary loss and a disruption in their daily
life. The stress upon them, and their families, is often
extreme during these trying times.
is important for our clients to realize that retaining
a lawyer as soon as possible after suffering an injury
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(What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?)
wrongful death lawsuit is a legal action brought in court
to recover compensation for the loss of a loved one.
The lawsuit is based upon the fault of the persons or
business entities contributing to the cause of the death.
This fault may be based upon negligence (carelessness
or recklessness), or even an intentional death.
LAW (Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony)
area of law is among the most personal and difficult
in the practice. It requires the daily attention of the
staff, whether it be the attorney responsible for the
case, an attorney available in the event of an emergency,
a paralegal or a secretary. There is always a staff member
available to provide assistance in the event an emergency
are committed to assisting our clients at this difficult
time in their lives with highly professional, knowledgeable
and respected legal assistance.
office provides the highest level of representation for
defendants charged with DWI. We also work to reform unduly
harsh and punitive DWI laws and procedures.
is a serious offense. Our philosophy is that you cannot
win a DWI case unless you try to win. For this reason,
we try almost all of our cases to a verdict unless a
better result can be achieved without trial. We make
the State prove its case both in trial and in pre-trial
suppression motions. We search for all possible evidence
which might make the difference in winning a case. We
vigorously cross-examine police officers regarding field
sobriety tests and observations claimed to suggest intoxication.
We focus on whether or not breath test results and field
sobriety tests have been correctly administered. The fact
that you may have taken the breath test does not doom
(Wills, Trusts, Durable Power of Attorney, Durable Power
of Attorney for Healthcare, Directive to Physicians, Probate
too many people ignore this important measure because
they think it is too complicated or only meant for the
very rich. In truth, everyone should be planning for
the administration and protection of their assets during
their lifetime, as well as the direction and disposition
of their personal and business assets upon their death.