Baylor University, B.A., 1977
Law School Attended:
Baylor University, J.D., cum laude, 1979
Year of First Admission:
State Bar of Texas; Dallas Bar Association; Member - Committee for a Qualified Judiciary: CLM member; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel(FDCC); Texas Association of Defense Counsel: Dallas Association of Defense Counsel;
November 14, 1954
Defense jury verdict for beverage distributor in death case arising out of highway accident.
Large settlement recovery for retail grocery store against wholesale distributor arising out of botulism outbreak – settlement occurred after four weeks of trial.
Defendant jury verdict for electrical subcontractor – Plaintiff, an employee of another subcontractor, alleged brain injury as a result of electrical shock and fall from ladder on construction job.
Defense jury verdict for boat manufacturer – Plaintiffs, family members of drowning victim, alleged product liability wrongful death suit as a result of boat overturning.
Defense jury verdict for owners of commercial building – Plaintiff alleged personal injuries as a result of elevator malfunction.
Defense jury verdict for fire alarm and sprinkler system company – Plaintiffs, owners of a commercial business, alleged negligent design and installation of fire alarm and sprinkler system, resulting in fire loss to building and economic loss to company.
Defense award for general contractor in binding arbitration proceeding filed by owners of commercial building and business alleging various construction defects resulting in water leaks and mold development.
Summary judgment for general contractor based on contract language in total fire loss claim filed by owners of building.
Summary judgment for land developer, based on contract language, in claim made by home builder and owner alleging slope failure.
Summary judgment for landlord in premises liability case – accident happened inside leased space.
Obtained dismissal of a dirt subcontractor in a large dollar construction defect arbitration proceeding.
Obtained summary judgment at trial court level and upheld on appeal on behalf of an elected official accused by plaintiff of business disparagement and defamation.
Summary judgment for dirt subcontractor in large construction defect case.ample: Smith v. Jones, 99 N.J. Super 999 (App. Div. 2001)
Hobbies & interests:
Golfing, fishing, being active in my church, and spending time with my family