Gene graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 with a degree in Corporate Communications. He then attended law school at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas and graduated in 2005. While in law school he participated in mock trial and moot court. It’s there that he caught the litigation bug. He was also an editor for South Texas’ International Trade Law Journal, Currents.
Gene started his legal career as a prosecutor in Travis County where he prosecuted hundreds of cases big and small. He served as a prosecutor from 2005 until 2007 when he left to become a criminal defense lawyer.
Gene is a board member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He’s also a member of the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Williamson County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Barbara Jordan Inn of Court.
Gene is a member of the Texas Bar College. From the Texas Bar College website: “The Texas Bar College is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas.”