Background & motivation
My practice is focused entirely upon the representation of people who have been hurt due to a company’s decisions to choose profits over safety. There has been a lot of talk these days about corporations having the same rights as people. People have to be accountable for their actions. Whether it’s a company’s own employees who get hurt, or the consumers injured by a company’s products, I feel like corporations should be held accountable for the injuries caused by their products.
I have always viewed my role, particularly at depositions and trial, as the protector of my clients. I wish I could say that I am driven exclusively by my clients, but I have to admit I am quite competitive. I blame it on being 1 of 4 children to a mother who kept latch-key kids at our home after school. On a given day I was 1 of 12 children running around our house and yard. I learned early that the only way to get attention or achieve distinction was to be the best at whatever we were doing.
Dallas is now my home. My wife and I are recent transplants from Charleston, South Carolina where I previously worked in the same type of law. No matter the state, I help families by fighting large corporations on their behalf. We all win when we live in a safer community, and it takes many people to achieve that goal. I feel like my part in reaching this goal is advocating in the courts, and I am grateful for the opportunity to do my part.
Charleston School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2008
Editor, Maritime Law Bulletin
Teaching Fellow, Legal Writing & Research
Bachelor Degree in Political Science, 2005