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Houston, Texas, United States
August 30, 2018

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Houston, TX 77057

Mobile Phone: 713-***-****



An attorney with over 25 years of experience seeking a challenging position in the Houston area.


In House Counsel

August 2016- Present

Clear My Case Houston, TX

Worked with a company to expunge and seal records in criminal cases; also handled lawsuits including claims for employment discrimination, sexual discrimination, hostile work environment, breach of contract and complaints. Drafted various company contracts and agreements. Researched articles of incorporation in other states. Handled writs of Habeas Corpus, writs of Mandamus, Requests for Non-Disclosure and De-Registrations. Also defended against Home Owners Associations and builders. Reviewed and negotiated commercial lease agreements.

Contract Attorney

January, February, June-October 2017

Robert Half Legal Houston, TX

Worked on a variety of document review projects using Relativity, Xcelerate and Eclipse programs.

Contract Attorney

August 2016

Transperfect Houston, TX

Worked on a document review project using Relativity for Aetna.

Contract Attorney

December 2014-August 2016

Local Counsel Collective Noblesville, IN

Covered a variety of hearings, and argued Motions in the South Texas area for attorneys who were unable to attend those hearings at the time.

Contract Attorney

April 2015-July 2015

B3 Legal New York, NY

Worked for various law firms on document review projects with Relativity experience.

Assistant County Attorney

October 2014-December 2014

Nueces County Attorney's Office Corpus Christi, TX

Represented Child Protective Services. Responded to Public Information Act requests. Advised the Sheriff’s office and Constable’s office. Handled writs of attachment.

Assistant City Attorney

July 2013-April 2014

City of Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX

Defended City in personal injury, property damage and premise liability cases. Represented the Human Relations Board and the Committee for People with Disabilities. Received training at the National Fair Housing Training Academy. Deposed witnesses. Assigned to the Police Gang Task Force in prosecuting cases. Prosecuted traffic cases in municipal courts. Re-instigated debt collections for City.

Contract Attorney

February 2011-March 2011

Donovan and Watkins Houston, TX

Worked on a joint team project to categorize, clarify and redact environmental and incidental based documents for the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon incident.

Assistant City Attorney III

January 1997 - August 2010

City of Houston Houston, TX

Assistant City Attorney for 13 1/2 years with exceptional knowledge of the Texas Tort Claims Act. Practiced in State Court and Federal Court, and represented City in Federal Section 1983 cases. Handled cases from beginning answer through trial in personal injury, premise liability, property damage and inverse condemnation cases. Mediated cases. Analyzed medical records, claims, and defended against insurance companies. Deposed witnesses and experts. First and second chaired many trials. Handled subpoenas and open records requests. Advised City Council on opinions. Successfully won numerous dispositive motions.

Assistant County Attorney Civil Division

January 1994 - December 1996

Nueces County Attorney's Office Corpus Christi, TX

Defended County in tort and contract actions in State Court, and in personal injury and civil rights litigation cases in State and Federal Court. Represented Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services in hearings and trials. Responsible for representing the County in all bankruptcy cases. Obtained 100% success rate in all jury trials. Responsible for obtaining Protective Orders for citizens. Represented Texas Department of Public Safety in trials on appeal. Advised and wrote opinions for County Tax Assessor/Collector, Parks and Recreation Board, and Commissioner's Court. Represented County in mental health commitments.

Assistant County Attorney Criminal Division

January 1993 - January 1994

Nueces County Attorney's Office Corpus Christi, TX

Prosecuted misdemeanor cases in Justice of the Peace Courts, County Courts at Law and Juvenile Court.

Contract Briefing Attorney

October 1992 -December 1992

White, Huseman, Pletcher & Powers Corpus Christi, TX

Wrote briefs, motions for summary judgment, and other motions in admiralty, personal injury, consumer law and bankruptcy cases.

Law Clerk

May 1991 - July 1991

The Honorable Judge Richard S. Schmidt, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern Division of Texas Corpus Christi, TX

Researched case histories and assisted on judicial decisions. Reviewed procedural orders for the Judge's approval.

Law Clerk

May 1989 - July 1989

Hunt, Hermansen, McKibben & Barger Corpus Christi, TX

Provided research and writing assistance to a firm specializing in litigation for insurance companies, product liability, personal injury and worker's compensation.


Master's Degree, International Business Law

Focused on International Business Law, International Environmental Law and the Carriage of Goods by Sea

Jan. 1992 - Oct. 1992

University College London, London, England London

LLM. International Business Law.

Law Teaching Certificate, January 1992

Member, Intercollegiate Postgraduate Law Society

Juris Doctor Degree

Jan. 1987 - May 1991

Thomas Cooley Law School Lansing, Michigan


Member, International Law Society, Secretary 1990-1991

Member, Environmental Law Society.

Deans List.

Bachelor's Degree, Communications,

Tulane University New Orleans

B.A. Communications May 1987


Superior knowledge of Texas Tort Claims Act


Knowledge of French


Texas Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Corpus Christi Bar Association

American Bar Association


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