I strive to do three things as a lawyer: first, prioritize my clients in all that he does and in every decision that he makes. Second, be completely honest and transparent with everyone involved. Three, find a way to win for my client.
I’m a family man. I am the father of seven amazing kids and the husband of an amazing (and super patient) wife. I strive to treat my clients like family.
I graduated with honors from Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University, and Harvard Law School.
As a Harvard Law Graduate, I began my practice representing large corporations — until I realized my true calling is representing families and individuals that have been seriously wronged or injured. I wanted to represent real people in court, so about four years ago, I changed my practice to representing individuals and families that have been seriously injured or wronged. I love it, and I’ve been successful.
LEGAL MEMBERSHIPS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Louisiana
State Bar of Oklahoma
State Bar of Pennsylvania
Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas
Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
Eastern District of Louisiana
Western District of Tennessee
American Association for Justice
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston
Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
Oklahoma Bar Foundation Fellow
Tulsa County Bar Association
Tulsa County Law Day Committee
Oklahoma Bar Leadership Academy 2014
Oklahoma Pro-Bono Network
AREAS OF PRACTICE
LICENSED TO PRACTICE
Williams Hart, Houston, Texas (Present Firm)
Arnold & Itkin, Houston, Texas (2014-2017)
GableGotwals, Tulsa, Oklahoma (2009-2014)
Boston Juvenile Court
Gibson Dunn & Crutcher (Summer Associate, 2008) obtained offer for full-time employment
Mayer Brown (Summer Associate, 2007 and 2008) obtained offer for full-time employment
Smyser Kaplan & Veselka (Summer Associate, 2008) obtained offer for full-time employment
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
Texas Super Lawyers “Rising Star”
Presentation at the University of Tulsa College of Law (“Objective Moral Truth”).
“In Defense of Fairness, Legal Aid Levels the Playing Field for the Oppressed,” Tulsa World, January 7, 2013, article detailing my pro bono efforts and results on behalf of an indigent family.
Oklahoma Legal Aid, Attorney of the Month for the State of Oklahoma, recognized for organizing pro bono programs and pro bono representation.
Selected to Oklahoma Bar’s Leadership Academy, 2014.