From an early age, I always wanted to defend those who couldn't stand up for themselves. When I was in grade school I befriended a boy who was constantly pushed around in school. Forging a friendship with him helped me learn early on how cruel and unjust this world can be, and I knew I wanted to find a way to make a difference. That's why I decided to enter law school after graduating from the University of New Mexico in 1993. I knew without hesitation that pursuing my law degree would offer me the opportunity to advocate for those who were being taken advantage of.
I was fortunate enough to be accepted into the University of Texas School of Law, and by 1997, I had earned my Juris Doctor and was ready to begin my career as an attorney. I was quickly recruited to be a part of a local firm, where I would spend the next three years learning my craft and focusing on DWI and criminal defense law. I would ultimately spend the first 10 years of my career working for various firms, allowing me to continue to further my knowledge and experience through a variety of different cases.
By 2008, I had spent over a decade focusing on DWI, drug possession, misdemeanor, and felony cases. I picked up extensive courtroom experience and was learning how to provide excellent legal counsel and representation — but something was still missing.
“I’ve always loved fighting for the underdog. I enjoy looking out for people and protecting their rights against those who try to take advantage of them.”