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In the spring of 1997, I made a personal decision to enter private practice and build a law firm. I stepped away from the bench after a thirteen-year career serving the citizens of Texas. During my tenure as a judge, I presided over many significant, complex cases and a number of them set legal precedence.

I presided over 1,044 civil trials and nearly half of these were trials by jury. Channeling my firsthand experience into private practice, West & West, LLP serves our clients with proven knowledge of the law and the court system. My commitment is to apply my in-depth, broad-ranged legal knowledge and valuable experience to exceed my client's' expectations. My goal is to deliver the highest standards of responsive, personalized legal services to each client.

As a retired judge, I know the law from more than one perspective.

I am also an experienced and dedicated expert witness in matters of attorney conduct, which often includes professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, Texas Disciplinary Rules and reasonableness of attorney’s fees. My reports of the highest possible quality. I am also experienced in giving depositions as well as testifying in court.

I am an expert in mediation and arbitration and have applied the principles I developed to successfully conduct over 1,000 mediations. I have vast experience in handling civil litigation, whether it be commercial or personal business litigation. In addition, I have managed the commercial business litigation in a wide variety of cases involving fraud, breach of contract and professional negligence.


  • Doctor of Jurisprudence - South Texas College of Law
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering - Texas A&M University