I am a graduate of Paschal High School, Texas Christian University and St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio where I was on the Dean's List.
I am in my 44th year of continuous private practicein Tarrant County, Texas, including, family law issues.
I previously practiced with Frank Coffey Tarrant County District Attorney Office, Jack Beach and Bill Wardlaw Brown.
I am licensed in all Texas Courts, in Federal District (NOrthern and Western Districts of Texas) and in Federal Bankruptcy Court and Federal Court (Eastern and Western District of Arkansas). I am also certified surety for bail bonds in criminal cases.
I am a member of the Tarrant County Bar Association, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I am also a member of texas Trial Lawyers and Tarrant County Familt Bar Association.
I served on the Board of Directors for Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for six years and was president of Tarrant County Criminal Bar for two years.
I practice a general trial pactice with concentration in Family, Injury Law and Criminal Defense.
I am a widow with two children and five grandchildren. I attend First United Methodist Church. I am an active Rotarian and a past president of both Rotary Club and the Fort Worth Jaycee's.
I am a member of the Masonic Lodge; Julian Fields Lodge, 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. I am past president of Fort Worth Junior Chamber of Commerce's Passt President Club and currently Secretary of Fort Worth Air Power Council. I am active in several local charities.
My professional fees are billed at $275.00 per hour, unless otherwise agreed upon. I am the outgoing Chairman of the Tarrant County Bar Criminal Section and was Founding President of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Bar Association.
PERSONAL MESSAGE TO MY CLIENTS
I try to show a genuine concern for each client as an individual, while at the same time using my specialized knowledge and professional judgement in the handling of your case.
Feel free to ask me questions about your problem. As my client, you have some responsibilities too. Follow my instructions carefully.
You should be realistic about what you can expect at the court house. Law still is an art rather than an exact science. I can't guarantee the outcome of a case, although i will do my best.
Just as I am responsible for providing quality legal service when you need it, you are responsible for paying for my professional services, cooperating with me and my staff and doing those tasks necessary to the handling of your case.
Sending bills to clients cost more than ever and suprising number of people will not pay when they are billed, which causes me to withdraw from your case.
Because those circumstances and because we're trying to keep fees as low as possible, you should be prepared to pay for my services at the time you are seen and services are to be rendered.
I'll be happy to explain my retainer and fee schedule to you, as set out in our client/attorney agreement.
If you need further information or if you have any questions about my fees, please see me or my office manager.
I warmly welcome you to our family of clients and look forward to a professional and mutually beneficial attorney-client relationship.