I have focused my practice primarily on civil litigation, but my caseload has also included family and criminal law, real estate, social security, immigration, business transactions, and other matters. In the employment context, I have litigated claims related to the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Texas Whistleblower Act, breach of contract, employee theft, discrimination, retaliation, and unemployment benefits.
I have acted as lead counsel throughout the litigation process in bench and jury trials, hearings, depositions, mediations, and arbitrations. I am licensed to practice in Texas and have been admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
During law school, I was the principal research assistant for Professor William V. Dorsaneo, III, which allowed me to gain experience in researching, analyzing, and writing about complex legal issues, while I assisted in the publication of numerous textbooks, articles, and updates to the Texas Litigation Guide. I also served as a student attorney in the SMU Civil Clinic, where I represented clients in state and federal civil cases.
J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, cum laude, 2009
Articles Editor, SMU International Law Review Association
Student Attorney & Ziegler Fellow, SMU Civil Clinic
B.B.A., Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business, summa cum laude, 2006
Outstanding Financial Consulting Major, 2006
I fluently speak, read, and write German.