Associate of Applied Science in Non-Destructive Technology-San Jacinto College 2005
Bachelors of Science in Organizational Leadership- University of Houston 2010
Juris Doctorate- South Texas College of Law 2013
Texas State Bar License- May 2014
My education from high school up to around 2002 was not something I thought about. I enjoyed making my living and supporting my family working in the industrial construction field. I later decided to become a Certified Welding Inspector thus I worked to obtain my Associates Degree and then took my examination to become a Certified Welding Inspector.
A few years after taking a position in a chemical plant over all maintenance and construction I decided to pursue a legal education and become a licensed attorney. Working full time and going to college in the evenings I pursued that legal education, first obtaining a bachelor’s degree and then, in three years, working full time, obtaining my Law Degree followed by successfully passing the Texas State Bar exam.
My path to becoming an attorney involved not only the academic education requirements, but along with that education over 41 years of real-life experience. Life tends to provide a unique education that an academic setting cannot provide.
One of my most memorable moments was the day the Honorable Lawrence “Larry” Gist swore me in as a Texas Attorney. Judge Gist was my Criminal Trial Advocacy professor and I admired him greatly. He instilled in me that a Judges job was to assure all the facts were heard, but for the most prejudicial. He said trust in yourself and the jury, because for the most part things would be decided just and correct so long as nothing was hidden. My wife and I drove to Beaumont, Texas where Judge Gist took time to swear me in. Judge Gist passed away on October 19, 2019 but what he passed on to me will not be forgotten.