I have practiced in the administrative, environmental, natural resource, water rights, utilities, land development, and real estate areas of law since graduating from law school in 1982. My expertise in business law, civil litigation, and oil & gas compliment my expertise in these areas. I have appeared regularly before various administrative agencies and in civil courts and am rated “AV” in Martindale-Hubbell. I also was among the initial group of attorneys to be certified in administrative law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have further experience serving as a City Attorney and as an Assistant City Attorney for a number of Central Texas municipalities and represented property owners seeking municipal approvals on numerous occasions.
My slogan is "Hall for All" because I always honor and respect everyone - without exception - and will do so in my courtroom. I see the interconnectedness between justice for all and the efficient use of tax dollars in Hays County. The courts are backed up with cases, inefficiencies, and inequities. It takes way too long for cases to be decided - and justice delayed is justice denied.
The Democratic party is the big-tent party. I want to include everyone in our efforts to protect and promote rights and privileges. I have championed the rights and privileges of all, especially the marginalized, in my law practice and in my leadership at Trinity Church of Austin and the nonprofit Imagine for All.