B.S., with High Honors, 1981
University of Tennessee at Martin

Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1984
University of Tennessee College of Law

Master of Liberal Arts, 1995
Southern Methodist University


State Bar of Texas, 1986
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1986


Magistrate Judge (part-time), Dallas County Truancy Court,
2010 to present
Adjunct Instructor, Texas and Federal Government, Criminal Justice,
Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas 1995 to present
Former Civil Prosecutor, U.S. Federal Trade Commission
Southwest Regional Office, Dallas, Texas 1986-2007
Former Adjunct Professor, Business Law, University of Dallas
Graduate School of Management, Irving, Texas 1986-1994
Former Judicial Clerk, Tennessee Court of Appeals, Middle District,
Justice Samuel Lewis, 1985


Dallas Bar Association
Member and Former Chair, Community Involvement Committee
Chair, Community Education sub-committee
Member, Judiciary Committee
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, member
Chamber of Commerce, Farmers Branch, Governance Committee
Dallas-Saratov (Russia) Sister City Committee, President
Dallas Democratic Forum, Vice-President
Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter, Dallas Group
Political Chair
DFW International Community Alliance, board member
World Affairs Council of DFW, member
National Truman Scholar Association
Former Vice President and Treasurer
University of Tennessee Development Council, member, UTM representative
and former President, Tennessee Alumni Association, DFW Chapter


Criminal Justice in America: Crime Control and Due Process, with co-author
Michael B. Freeman, Kendall Hunt textbooks, 2012, 2014 (second edition).

General Santa Anna, Master of Political Masquerade: Patriot or Political
Opportunist?, South Texas Studies Journal, Vol. 8 (1997).

Common Law Doctrines of De Facto Incorporation and Corporation by Estoppel
Abolished, Tennessee Judicial Newsletter, Vol. 12, No. 2 (March 1985).

Recent Development, Constitutional Law – The Prosecutor’s Use of the
Peremptory Challenge to Effect the Racial Composition of Juries, 50 Tenn. L. Rev. 385 (Winter 1983).