Recognized as Texas Super Lawyer (Appellate Law): 2009 — 2021 (Texas Monthly and Thomson Reuters)
Recognized as Outstanding Young Lawyer by Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association: 1999
Adjunct Lecturer, Baylor University, Honors College: 2013 – Present
Adjunct Lecturer of Law, Baylor University School of Law,
Legal Writing: 1992 – 1993
Federal Courts: 2000
Appellate Procedure: 2004 – 2009
Articles and Presentations:
“Fifth Circuit Update,” 19th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, Texas Bar CLE, September 2005 (author and speaker);
“Civil Appeals to the Courts of Appeals,” The Advocate, Vol. 29, Winter 2004 (author).
“Ethics Seminar,” The State Bar of Texas Litigation Section and Baylor University School of Law, December 2004 (seminar leader).
“Proportionate Responsibility and Designation of Responsible Third Parties Under House Bill 4,” The Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court, November 2003 (author and speaker).
“The Appellate Roadshow,” State Bar of Texas Appellate Section, June 2003 (Waco panel moderator).
“Charitable Immunity and Liability,” Clergy and the Law Seminar, Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, March 2002 (speaker).
“Vicarious Liability for the Acts of an Independent Contractor,” The Judge Abner V. McCall American Inn of Court, January 2002 (panel moderator).
“Preservation of Error in Federal Court,” Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice, Texas Bar CLE, September 2001 (author and speaker).
“Summary Judgments and Appeals in Federal Court,” Federal Court Practice Seminar, Federal Bar Association (Waco Chapter), April 2001 (author and speaker).
“Employment Law Litigation in Federal Court,” Federal Court Practice Seminar, Federal Bar Association (Waco Chapter), April 1999 (author and speaker).
“1999 Legislative Update,” The Appellate Advocate, Vol. XII, No. 4, September 1999 (author).