Practice Areas

If it happens in a courtroom, I probably do it and I probably have done it many times before. If it doesn't happen in a courtroom, I probably don't do it but I know whom you should call. Call me first. If I can't help you, I'll refer you to a good attorney.

Personal Injury

I have tried about 50 personal injury lawsuits to a jury verdict and have obtained favorable settlements for thousands of others. Do not hire a personal injury attorney who does not have actual trial experience.


I have had a special interest in DWI law since I helped write the "new" Texas DWI law in 1981, when I was working in the Texas Senate. While DWI seems simple, it is actually a complicated area of the law. If you need an attorney for a DWI, you need someone who knows what he is doing.

Divorce & Family Law

My experience includes thousands of cases involving divorce, child custody, child support, paternity, visitation, and military retirement disputes, including a military retirement case that I won in the Supreme Court of the United States.

Attorney Malpractices & Grievances

I became interested in this area of the law after I was unanimously elected Chairman of the District 10 Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. I have sued and defended several lawyers in malpractice cases. I have defended dozens of lawyers facing discipline and disbarment, including Grievance Committee hearings, nonjury and jury trials.

Criminal Law

I have tried dozens of criminal cases to jury verdicts in state and federal courts, including several "not guilty" verdicts. As with just about everything that happens in a courtroom, criminal cases are subject to negotiation. If the defendant's lawyer is not willing to try the case, he is a toothless dog--he can bark but he can't bite.