Education & Academic Recognition:

* Doctor of Jurisprudence, with Honors, University of Texas School of Law (1985)
* B.B.A. (Finance & International Business), University of Texas at Austin (1982)
* Order of the Coif
* National Secretary to the Order of Barristers
* Phi Delta Phi Honor Fraternity Roberts & Hutchison Inns (Exchequer, Roberts Inn)
* Distinguished Alumni, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin


Professional Associations & Recognition:

* Supreme Court of the United State of America (admitted 1990 on motion of the late Prof. Charles Alan Wright)
* United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
* State Bar of Texas (admitted 1985) and Various Sections
* Texas Bar Foundation Lifetime Fellow
* Austin Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow
* Austin Bar Association
* American Intellectual Property Law Association
* Best Lawyers in America (since 2008).  Based on peer review selection process.
* Best Lawyers in Texas (since 2009).  Included since inaugural edition of new publication based on peer review selection.
* Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (since 2003).  Included since inaugural edition based on Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating, continuously maintained AV rating for over 25 years (highest possible rating in both ethical standards and legal ability).
* America’s Most Honored Businesses (since 2016).  Based on having been publicly awarded multiple times for professional excellence by trade groups, peers, clients, and the press.


Areas of Practice:

* General Counsel
* Corporate and Transactional Matters
* Mergers and Acquisitions
* Financing Transactions
* Dispute Avoidance and Resolution
* Intellectual Property, including Complex Contracting

Not certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization or Licensed before USPTO