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One of the scariest times in a person's life is when they need a criminal defense attorney. Everything is on the line. I understand that.

My job is to be on your side doing the work and worrying. I make sure that everything is as good as it can possibly be in your case so that you can deal with it and get on with your life.

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Founding member of the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Board of Directors 1994-2000.
Hours of Operation:
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Who We Are

I have spent 40 years in the practice of criminal defense law. My practice has taken me throughout the state of Texas although most of my work is in Collin and contiguous counties. I am very familiar with the criminal justice system and have probably tried over 400 jury trials since I was licensed April 29, 1974. In fact, I picked my first jury trial four days after I was sworn in as a lawyer. I spent my first three years working with famed Dallas criminal defense lawyer, Fred Bruner. After that I spent three years working in Washington D.C. as counsel for the Honorable Ray Roberts, of the 4th congressional district of Texas. I returned to my hometown of McKinney in 1980 and have been here ever since practicing law.  

I take my professional responsibilities and the privilege of serving the citizen accused very seriously and I put my good family name and reputation on the line every time I take a new client. I understand the concerns that anyone would have from the time of arrest until there case is disposed. I will not charge you for an initial consultation and I do promise each and every client that I will represent them to the very best of my abilities.

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Proudly Serving the Entire State of Texas
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