- Trial Practice
- Criminal Appeals
- Federal Criminal Law
- Grand Jury Practice
- Driving While Intoxicated
- Capital Offenses
- Criminal Conspiracy
- Criminal Defense
- Death Penalty
- Habeas Corpus
- Search and Seizure
- Post-Conviction Remedies
- White Collar Criminal Defense
- Sexual Assault
- Internet Crimes
- Drug Trafficking
- Money Laundering
- Criminal Fraud
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1987
University of Virginia, J.D., 1990
1990, California; 1991, District of Columbia; 1992, U.S. District Court, Southern and Central Districts of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1997, Texas; 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2001, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Federal Bar Association; Mac Taylor Inn of Court.
Brooklyn, New York, December 16, 1964
Order of the Coif. Author: Note, "Emergency Room Surgery on Abortion Rights," 6 J.L. & Pol. 827 (1990); Note, "Litigating State Constitutional Rights to an Adequate Education and the Remedy of State Operated School Districts," 42 Rutgers 779 (1990). Associate Municipal Court Judge, Dallas, Texas, 1999-2004. Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1996—. Former Assistant Federal Public Defender, Northern District of Texas.
(Board Certified, Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
U.S. v. Barron, 756 F.3d 422 (5th Cir. 2014); Sprouse v. Stephens, 748 F.3d 609 (5th Cir. 2014); Cobb v. Thaler, 682 F.3d 364 (5th Cir. 2012); U.S. v. Harris, 666 F.3d 905 (5th Cir. 2012); State v. Hayes, 370 S.W.3d 775 (Tex. App. 2012); In re M.P.A., 364 S.W.3d 277 (Tex. 2012); Jessop. v. State, 368 S.W.3d 653 (Tex. App. 2012); U.S. v. Isiwele, 635 F.3d 196 (5th Cir. 2011); Foster v. Thaler, 607 F.3d 391 (5th Cir. 2010); Williams v. State, 290 S.W.2d 473 (Tex. App. 2009); Flowers v. U.S., 560 F.Supp.2d 710 (N.D. Ind. 2008); Grisso v. State, 264 S.W.3d 351 (Tex. App. 2008); U.S. v. Gharbi, 510 F.3d 550 (5th Cir. 2007); U.S. v. McDowell, 498 F.3d 308 (5th Cir. 2007); U.S. v. Scroggins, 485 F.3d 824 (5th Cir. 2007); U.S. v. Caver, 470 F.3d 220 (6th Cir. 2007); Delapaz v. State, 228 S.W.3d 183 (Tex. App. 2007); (U.S. v. Fuchs, 467 F.3d 889 (5th Cir. 2006); U.S. v. Garza, 448 F.3d 294 (5th Cir. 2006); Smith v. Johnson, 440 F.3d 262 (5th Cir. 2006); U.S. v. Saldana, 427 F.3d 298 (5th Cir. 2005); U.S. v. Ragsdale, 426 F.3d 725 (5th Cir. 2005); U.S. v. Scroggins, 411 F3d 572 (5th Cir. 2005); Sample v. Morrison, 406 F3d 310 (5th Cir. 2005); Wilson v. State, 170 S.W.3d 198 (Tex. App. 2005); U.S. v. Scroggins, 379 F.3d 233 (5th Cir 2004); Mosley v. Dretke, 370 F.3d 467 (5th Cir 2004); U.S. v. Miles, 360 F.3d 472 (5th Cir. 2004); U.S. v. Reinhart, 357 F.3d 521 (5th Cir. 2004); U.S. v. Wells, 262 F.3d 455 (5th Cir. 2001); U.S. v. Principe, 203 F.3d 849 (5th Cir. 2000); Matthew v. Johnson, 201 F.3d 353 (5th Cir. 2000); Chambers v. Johnson, 197 F.3d 732 (5th Cir. 1999); U.S. v. Ramirez, 174 F.3d 584 (5th Cir. 1999); U.S. v. Sullivan, 112 F.3d 180 (5th Cir. 1997); U.S. v. Wells, 101 F.3d 370 (5th Cir. 1996); U.S. v. Schinnell, 80 F.3d 1064 (5th Cir. 1996); Clark v. Collins, 870 F.Supp. 132 (N.D. Tex. 1994), rev'd sub nom., Clark v. Scott, 70 F.3d 386 (5th Cir. 1995); U.S. v. Underwood, 61 F.3d 306 (5th Cir. 1995); U.S. v. Wadley, 59 F.3d 510 (5th Cir. 1995); U.S. v. Green, 46 F.3d 461 (5th Cir. 1995); U.S. v. Bell, 46 F.3d 442 (5th Cir. 1995); U.S. v. Fadipe, 43 F.3d 993 (5th Cir. 1995); U.S. v. Wilson, 36 F.3d 1298 (5th Cir. 1994); U.S. v. Voda, 994 F.2d 149 (5th Cir. 1993); U.S. v. Wangler, 987 F.2d 228 (5th Cir. 1993).
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