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When did you join the firm?
Where is your office located?
Tell us about your practice.
My primary practice involves civil appellate matters in the state and federal courts of appeals and Supreme Court. As legal issues ripe for appeal arise in the trial court, I am often involved with trial counsel in pre-trial motions (including summary judgment), trial of the case (particularly with regard to expert witnesses and the jury charge), and post-trial motions (such as motions for new trial).
Why did you want to become an attorney?
What has always intrigued me about the practice of law is the opportunity to engage in a breadth of subjects and disciplines. One week I may be representing a utility company and need to develop a conversational understanding of cathodic protection of underground gas lines, and the next week I may be working with a neurosurgeon on the task of adequately explaining distinctions between spondylolysis & spondylolisthesis to a jury.
What is the best thing about practicing law at West Webb?
West Webb embraces a team approach to the practice of law. The camaraderie among the team both works to the client’s advantage and contributes to a more fulfilling professional life.
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy photography and the outdoors (often at the same time).
What is your favorite quotation?
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I was first taken by this little gem the first time I read it in an American literature course. In a postmodern society that appears to have nearly lost an appreciation for nuance, Emerson’s statement seems to be more and more apropos all the time.
What is one thing about you that most people don’t know?
I once competed in a rodeo—in the Houston Astrodome! Okay, it was the calf scramble at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 1980, but it was great fun.