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I am a native Texan. I was born and raised in Austin. I am the youngest of four children and I grew up in a neighborhood just north of The University of Texas campus. As a teenager I spent my summers working on a dairy farm in New Hampshire. I graduated from McCallum High School in 1986. I went on to attend The University of Texas, where I earned an undergraduate degree in Government in 1992. From 1984 to 1993, I worked as an auto mechanic, first at Malibu Grand Prix and then at a Mobil station in north Austin.
In 1993, I enrolled in law school at Texas Tech University. I married Carey Espey in 1994, and we now are the parents of three boys. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1996. After graduating from law school I worked as a briefing attorney for Justice Don Reavis at the Seventh Court of Appeals in Amarillo, Texas.
In 1998, I returned to my home town of Austin. Since then I have represented individual Texans against insurance companies and corporations. I have also represented many individuals and small business owners in commercial lawsuits.
Since beginning my law practice I have handled many different types of cases, including car wrecks, legal malpractice, product liability, burn injuries, industrial explosions, faulty home foundations, fraud, libel, breach of contract claims, insurance claims, medical malpractice, work place injuries, civil rights, premises liability and an array of other contractual and personal injury cases.
Many of the cases I have handled involved catastrophically injured clients. However, many other cases involved clients who were simply being taken advantage of by an insurance company.
I believe the rights of the individual to be secure in their person and property is paramount. I believe that by protecting the rights of the individual we guarantee our collective freedom. I believe “personal responsibility” means we step forward and accept responsibility when our mistakes and misconduct cause harm to another. I believe in embracing the opportunity to protect the rights of those who are unable to protect themselves and when we witness an injustice being committed against our brother or sister, I believe we have a duty to step forward and prevent its perpetration.
Bill of Rights
Seventh Amendment to United States Constitution:
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
I am passionate about protecting the rights of individuals. Big or small, my clients' cases are as important to me as they are to my clients. I am proud to make a significant difference to my clients by providing personal, methodical, aggressive representation.
I represent individual Texans and small business owners in many different types of cases, including car wrecks, product liability, burn injuries, industrial accidents, faulty home foundations, fraud, libel and breach of contract cases.