I grew up in Navarro County, Texas. After graduating in the top ten in my class from Corsicana High School in 2006, I went off to Virginia for college and law school. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree from Washington & Lee University in 2010, and my law degree from the American University Washington College of Law in 2013.
After law school, God led me back home, to Corsicana. I had the pleasure of starting my legal career as one of the late R. Lowell Thompson’s Assistant District Attorneys, in 2013. During my time as a Navarro County prosecutor, I represented the State of Texas in nearly two thousand criminal cases, protective order hearings, mental health commitments, and asset seizure lawsuits.
Since beginning my career as a criminal defense attorney, I have secured over 80 dismissals or declined charges for clients accused of such offenses as aggravated assault, sexual assault, violation of a protective order, child endangerment, felony drug possession, and kidnapping. I have also gone to trial over 40 times in my career, with a nearly 80% win record.
I was named one of Explore Corsicana magazine's 40 Under 40 local citizens in 2018. I have served on local community boards including for the United Way, the regional mental health authority, and the Warehouse Living Arts Center.
In 2023, I was named as one of the 40 Under 40 for criminal defense in Texas by the National Trial Lawyer’s Association.