A THRIVING CAREER
I am the Republican candidate for Justice, Texas 11th Court of Appeals. The 11th Court of Appeals serves twenty-eight counties in central and west Texas. Cases from local trial courts in these counties are appealed to the 11th Court of Appeals. It is located in Eastland, Texas. Experience matters! As a Justice on the 11th Court of Appeals, I will decide cases dealing with oil and gas, agriculture, corporate law, business, real estate, and technology.
I wasn't another law clerk or someone who's only handled insurance defense work. With over 30 years experience as a practicing oil and gas, corporate, and contracts lawyer, I have a clear understanding of how our Constitution and state laws apply to Texas companies and their employees. Decisions made by the 11th Court of Appeals impact our businesses, and all of us in West Texas. It's easy to say, but it really takes someone who's been in the trenches with Texans and Texas companies to understand the challenges faced by real people and real companies.
Today, Texas faces a set of challenges none of us could have imagined: Border Security; Immigration; Crime; School Funding; Health Care; Property Taxes; Aging Infrastructure. Strength in leadership and the strength to do what’s right are necessary now more than ever. It’s time we have someone on the 11th Court of Appeals who has been in the trenches with Texans and Texas businesses; someone who understands repercussions and can see the whole picture. My "hands-on" experience will bring valuable business perspective to the Court.
Throughout my career, I have served Texans and Texas companies. I have represented them in a variety of matters, including: oil and gas; construction; manufacturing; technology; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures; private equity and venture capital; antitrust; banking; and labor and employment. I’m a native Texan. I earned my BA in economics and political science at Rice University. I earned my doctorate of jurisprudence at University of Houston Law Center. I have the real-world experience to make a positive difference for all Texans. I look forward to meeting you and standing up for your values on the 11th Court of Appeals.
May God bless Texas.
Real World Experience
Now, more than ever, Texas needs judges who've been in the real world - understanding what it means to get a deal done, make payroll, be sure your employees are safe, and their families protected.
No more ivory towers, looking down. It's time we look up.
No more looking to the past. It's time we look to the future.