I like practicing law. I’ve been doing it 32 years, and it gets better with time. It also helps that I get to work with my wife, who is a really great lawyer and a wonderful person. Lelia and I tend to agree about the main things and disagree about the details. This keeps us both on our toes and constantly works to the benefit of our clients.
I got my business and law degrees at Baylor. Much of my career was at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. In 2000, while with the General Litigation Division, I became one of a small team of lawyers from different divisions who were tasked with prosecuting a whistleblower case against a number of large, multi-national drug manufacturers for defrauding Texas Medicaid. This lawsuit became the first of its kind, and resulted in a wave of litigation across the United States, which returned hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars being recovered from many of the drug manufacturers, many of whose names are household words.
This nation-wide litigation project required expertise and coordination which did not exist outside of the Texas Attorney General’s Office, so in 2005, I left Texas and came to Virginia to begin a national practice, associating with prestigious firms across the country to help other states achieve results for their Medicaid agencies similar to what we had gotten in Austin. While I was doing that work, I represented many states across the country, and spent most of my time traveling and working in federal and state courts from Boston to Honolulu, and from Wisconsin to Mississippi. Fortunately, that work is winding down, and I have returned home, to my wife and our two children, in Virginia.
After many years of representing states, state agencies, and other government entities too many to name, which I enjoyed very much, I am grateful and happy to be home, representing real people, and the businesses they have spent their lives building.
- Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) – Baylor University, Waco, Texas 1983
- Juris Doctor (JD) – Baylor University School of Law, 1984
Admitted to Practice:
- Western District of Virginia
- Eastern District of Virginia
- Eastern District of Texas
- Western District of Texas
- Northern District of Texas
- Southern Districts of Texas
- Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
- Supreme Court of the United States
- Admitted Pro Hac Vice (for particular matters):
- District of Massachusetts