WE FOCUS ON CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Major personal injury
At my office, I work hard in understanding the law and investigating your case to try and reach the best possible result for you under your unique set of circumstances. Each case is different. You are different. I am dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions I can take on your behalf. I will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you understand the choices you are making and feel empowered to make them.
Not every lawyer likes to take cases to trial. I am no different. Trials are difficult, time consuming, and costly. Sometimes they work out good for the client and sometimes they don't. If your case needs or must go to trial, you need an experienced trial lawyer in your corner. Your freedom depends on it. I have tried many DWI cases to Not Guilty Verdicts, including one case where the blood alcohol content was four times the legal limit and the jury returned a Not Guilty Verdict for my client. I have tried sexual assault cases and achieved Not Guilty Verdicts. All my Not Guilty Verdicts resulted in my client's criminal records being expunged and their lives returned to as close to normal as could be expected after going through the rigors of trial. These Not Guilty results are merely examples of cases won and are not an indicator of how your case would turn out. Each case turns on it's own set of unique facts and witnesses. Not all cases can be won at trial by the accused, regardless of the lawyer hired.
I worked as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney after changing career paths from a police officer to a lawyer. I have a proven track record of success as both a cop and an attorney.
I worked for tlhe Houston Police Department from 1979 to 1988 and was awarded numerous commendations for undercover narcotics buys, arrests, seizures, and forfeitures. I was one of a five man team awarded the Police Chief's Unit Commendation Award while working criminal investigations at the North Shepherd Police Substation.
I have been featured in a Movie named "American Violet" and my character was played by famed actor Will Patton. Will has appeared in approximately 80 movies and television shows. The briefcase he carried and the eyeglasses worn by him in the movie were mine. The movie was based on a case that I consulted with the ACLU and agreed to assist pro bono in the representation of over two dozen African Americans who were arrested in a drug round-up in Hearne, Texas that resulted in law relating to the use of confidential informants in Texas being changed.
I traveled from Groesbeck, Texas to California, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. working on the case and preparing for trial. The case settled in Federal Civil Court in Waco, Texas after a confidential settlement agreement was reached. The records of the arrested defendants were expunged and they could get on with the rest of their lives knowing their names had been cleared and justice finally served.
I am not afraid to take on the government when the entire weight of the State of Texas lands on your shoulders. You need someone with the knowledge and experience I have to work you through the process of having criminal charges placed against you.
The State of Texas will spare no expense to prosecute you. You need someone on your side who can take that burden on with you.
A graduate of Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in Law Enforcement and Police Science. David graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1998 and then was accepted into Baylor School of Law in Waco, Texas.
While in Baylor Law, David clerked at the Limestone County District Attorney's Office and was later hired as an Assistant County/District Attorney where he tried to verdict 22 jury trials in 24 months with 20 guilty verdicts.
After honing his trial skills, David opened a private practice focusing on criminal defense work.
Lori retired from Limestone County where she had served as an Administrative Assistant to three sheriffs, one prison warden, and one county judge. She then became David's Legal Assistant and Office Manager and is a valuable asset to the office and the clients David serves.