Attorney & Mediator
I’ve wanted to be a lawyer since I was a little kid and saw the film
version of John Grisham’s
The Pelican Brief. I had no idea I would be representing families across the state of Texas
in difficult and emotional divorces.
Where did I start to get here? Not where you’d think. I was raised
in Atascocita, Texas, a small suburb North of Houston. To be perfectly
honest, I was born in Denver, Colorado, but I came to Texas as soon as
I could when I was seven years old. I am one of four children –
two natural-born children and two brothers who were adopted.
My dad was an engineer and my mom was a teacher. I am the only lawyer in
my family. I attended the South Texas College of Law. When I started law
school, I thought I would end up doing something with business and real
estate because that was my background.
However, during law school, I took a job at a boutique family law litigation
firm, where I would spend the first four years of my career. It was there
I learned I had a passion for family law.
This really should not have come as a surprise to me because I have always
placed a lot of importance on family.
During college, I chose to finish up my degree online because that allowed
me to take care of my grandmother who had Alzheimer’s. Later, I
would make a similar choice to go to South Texas College of Law because
they had a night study program that allowed me to take care of her during
the day until another family member could take over.
I got married right after law school, and later my wife gave birth to my
son James. I love both with all my heart.
The start of our marriage was not an easy one. A few months after the wedding,
my father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 70. Getting that phone
call was one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through in my
life. But it made me a better person, a better lawyer, a better husband,
and a better father to my son.
It was not until I had my own family that I realized how important this
job could be. Since then, I have become an even better lawyer and an advocate
for my clients.
A traditional law firm relies on paper, servers, and fax machines. The
law firm clunks around, clients do not know what is going on with their
case, and cases must settle for bad deals before court because the lawyers
are either unprepared for what happens at the courthouse or are unaware
of what happens at the courthouse. We do things differently. We are paperless,
in the cloud, and efficient.
We are not the cheapest lawyers in town. But we offer high-end service
in a way that makes sense. Our approach is newer, different, and better.
I am a proud business owner and a proud father. My wife is pregnant with
our second child, a son.
You are looking for a lawyer who will fight for you and understands what
the stakes are. I'm a husband and a father of two. I have been to
all those places you are now and will be. Those common experiences are
what bond me with my clients.
What sets me apart? Hard work. Weekends? Holidays? Evenings? 5 am? Those
are work times for me. I like to joke that I remember working a part-time
job of 40 hours a week.
I am a certified member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, an honorary
society established in 1982 by the Supreme Court of Texas. The College
is comprised of lawyers who strive for the highest level of legal knowledge
and skills through frequent participation in continuing education. Among
its ranks are numerous leaders in the Texas legal field, including many
judges. Less than 10% of all Texas lawyers qualify to become members of
Throughout my legal career, I have represented numerous family law clients
in divorce, custody, and property disputes. I am a dedicated advocate
and have represented clients in all phases of litigation.
I advise clients on all aspects of family law, divorce, adoption, paternity,
and mediation issues. I have experience in drafting marital property agreements,
including pre- and post-nuptial agreements. My staff of attorneys and
paralegals and I have devoted our careers to handling complex family law
matters and defending families from false CPS allegations.
We are based in Spring, Texas in North Houston, but we serve all of greater
Houston, The Woodlands, Conroe, Kingwood, Atascocita, Montgomery, Galveston,
Fort Bend, Waller, Liberty, Chambers, and Brazoria County areas. I am
a member of the Houston Family Law Sections of the Houston Bar Association
and am active in family law organizations in Texas.