Southern Methodist University, B.S., Computer Science, 1981; Southern Methodist University, B.S., Mathematics, 1981
Law School Attended:
Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 1986
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; 1986, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court
Dallas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Professional Liability Underwriting Society (Member, Local and National Chapters).
Bergenholtz v. Cannata, 200 S.W.3d 287 (Tex. App., Dallas, 2006); Dykman v. Fuqua, 2006 Tex. App. Lexis 5231 (Tex. App., Dallas); Barron v. Vanier, 190 S.W.3d 841 (Tex. App., Fort Worth, 2006); In Re Walston, 2004 Tex. App. Lexis 10357 (Tex. App., Waco); Tate v. Goins Underkofler, 2003 Tex. App. Lexis 4871 (Tex. App., Dallas).
Obtained defense verdict in trial involving issues of insurance agent malpractice, deceptive trade practices and fraud, where the plaintiffs claim that the insurance agent had misrepresented the commencement of coverage date and terms and conditions of the policy, seeking over $100,000 in actual damages, plus punitive and treble damages; Successfully obtained a no liability finding in an arbitration held in Oklahoma City, defending a securities broker and financial planner against allegations of violations of state and federal securities laws, where the plaintiffs sought $2 million in actual damages; Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an intellectual property attorney alleged to have failed to secure a trademark where the company claimed over $10 million in lost profits and damages to its business; Successfully represented a franchisee in an arbitration proceeding regarding opt out of its franchise agreement, dispute arose over the financial terms of the opt out provisions in the franchise agreement, where the franchisor sought over $5 million in residuals and lost profits.