Other Areas of Law
Trial Practice; Criminal Appeals; Complex Litigation; Felonies; Grand Jury Practice; Driving While Intoxicated; Civil Forfeiture; Criminal Forfeiture; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal Investigation; Habeas Corpus; Post-Conviction Remedies; Search and Seizure
University of Dallas, B.A.
Georgetown University, J.D.
1990, Texas and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 2004, U.S. Supreme Court; 2001, U.S. District Court, Western and Southern Districts of Texas; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Dallas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Dallas, Texas, January 28, 1965
Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 2000—. 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. Mahmood, 820 F.3d 177 (5th Cir. 2016); Ladd v. Stephens, 748 F.3d 637 (5th Cir. 2014); U.S. v. Shafer, 741 F.3d 539 (5th Cir. 2014); U.S. v. Hughes, 726 F.3d 656 (5th Cir. 2013); U.S. v. Alston, 626 F.3d 39 (8th Cir. 2011); Slough v. State 279 S.W.3d 409 (Tex. App. 2009); U.S. v. Ogba, 426 F.3d 214 (5th Cir. 2008); Fisher v. State, 268 S.W.3d 552 (Tex. Crim. App. 2008); Ruffin v. State, 270 S.W.3d 586 (Tex. Crim. App. 2008); Horn v. Quarterman, 508 F.3d 206 (5th Cir. 2007); U.S. V. Holbrook, 499 F.3d 466 (5th Cir. 2007); U.S. v. Fuchs, 467 F.3d 889 (5th Cir. 2006); U.S. v. Dotson, 407 F.3d 387 (5th Cir. 2005); U.S. v. Hogue, 132 F.3d 1087 (5th Cir. 1998); U.S. v. Meeks, 69 F.3d 742 (5th Cir. 1995); U.S. v. Jackson, 50 F.3d 1335 (5th Cir. 1995); U.S. v. Smithers, 27 F.3d 142 (5th Cir. 1994); U.S. v. Murphy, 996 F.2d 94 (5th Cir. 1993); Fisher v. State, 237 S.W.3d 897 (Tex. App. 2007); State v. Ruffin, 234 S.W.3d 224 (Tex. App. 2007) Ex Parte Rodriguez, 164 S.W.3d 400 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005); Blevins v. State, 18 SW.3d 266 (Tx. Ct. App. 2000).
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