I was raised in the small West Texas town of Big Spring. My parents were both public school teachers who taught me the value of a good education and the importance of hard work and service to the community.
After graduating from Texas Tech University in 1992, I went back to Big Spring to teach English at my high school alma mater.
I have always had a love for the law, my personality drives me to obey rules and regulations and direct others to do the same. This drive and my early education and experiences steeped in communication studies, speech competition, and government exposure attracted me to our law system. Feeling that I had found my true calling, I returned to Texas Tech School of Law and graduated in 1997. It was there in Lubbock, Texas, that I began practicing family and criminal law.
In 1999, my son Ty, his father and I moved to Austin, and I have been proud to call this city home ever since. Ty and I have developed wonderful friendships in school, work and service to this ever growing and changing city. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Mobile Loaves and Fishes and Lake Hills Church have furnished outlets for us to also grow and serve.
Over the course of my nearly twenty-year career in criminal law. I have represented thousands of criminal matters ranging from traffic citations to Capital Murder and many resulting in felony jury trials. It is this experience that I will bring to the 427th District Court.
I have experienced the inefficiency, inequities, and unfairness that sometimes take place in our courthouses.
I believe now is the time to set a higher standard in the District Court circuit. We need a District Court judge who understands not only the law, but also appreciates the human aspect to our criminal justice system.
All participants - victims, the accused, lawyers and the members of our community chosen for jury service deserve respect, efficiency and fairness.
With your support, I can be that judge.
I'm asking you to join me on this journey.