Career History

April, 2015-Present:

  • Leave of Absence from law practice to work as Deputy Inspector General, Office of the Inspector General, Health and Human Services Commission.

2003-2015: Private Law Practice

  • Criminal Defense Law Practice in County, State and Federal Courts

2000-2002: District Judge of 403rd District Court of Travis County, Texas

  • Appointed by Texas Governor in 2000
  • Presided over 34 Felony Jury Trials

2000: Special Assistant United States Attorney

  • Prosecuted drug, gun, and immigration violations of federal law

1999-2000: Assistant General Counsel to Texas Governor

  • Handled all extradition cases processed by the Governor’s Office
  • Reviewed death penalty cases
  • Reviewed pardon applications
  • Tracked and reviewed criminal justice bills passed by the Legislature

1990-1999: Assistant District Attorney for Travis County, Texas

  • Chief Felony Prosecutor, 147th District Court
  • Chief Felony Prosecutor, 167th District Court
  • Lead prosecutor in 48 jury trials (90% conviction rate)
  • Second chair prosecutor in 16 felony jury trials

1988-1990: Assistant County Attorney for Travis County, Texas

  • Chief Prosecutor, County Court 7

1986-1988: Attorney for MCC (Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corp.)

  • Reviewed and negotiated software licenses
  • Assisted General Counsel in various corporate law assignments


Education

    1986:

  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law

    1982:

  • B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin