I represent individuals in employment disputes and disability insurance disputes. I am a frequent speaker at employment law continuing legal education seminars. Representative clients include my former opposing counsel, executive officer, rancher, human resources director, general counsel, pastor, factory worker, trial attorney, paralegal, legal secretary, physician, chiropractor, nurse, physical therapist, office manager, police officer, firefighter, juvenile probation officer, security guard, commercial airline pilot, commercial airline painter, financial advisor, accountant, executive assistant, personal assistant, commercial truck driver, delivery driver, defense contractor engineer, defense contractor salesperson, pipeline engineer, computer programmer, fundraiser, and nanny.
At a 2008 CLE in Mexico, I heard for the first time about keeping the perspective of the case on the defendant and not the client. Those materials led to David Ball on Damages for an upcoming jury trial. That led to Don Keenan and the Reptile. The Keenan method of witness preparation was the biggest game changer for me among the Reptile methods. For years, I kept hearing and reading that a client’s poor performance at deposition and trial was the attorney’s fault, but I was not hearing or reading what was going wrong or how to fix it. The Keenan method of witness preparation answered those questions. It led to happier clients, a much happier attorney, a short fuse of defense deposition tactics, higher settlement offers from defendants, and clients who do not fear trial or defense attorneys.
Education University of Texas at Austin, B.A. 1991 Baylor School of Law, J.D. 1995 Senior Notes and Comments Editor, Baylor Law Review