Bryan, Texas 77802
Tel:  (979) 219-1100



Princeton University (B.A., History, 1967)

University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1973)


United States Navy,  Active duty 1969 – 1972 ;  (Communications Officer, USS Fort Mandan, LSD-21, Little Creek, Va.; Assistant Enlisted Personnel Officer, Norfolk, Va.)


Private practice of law in Bryan, Texas  1973 – 1984

Judge, 272nd District Court, Brazos County, Texas  1984 – 2000

Mediator, (Credentialed Mediator, Association of Attorney Mediators) Arbitrator, Special Judge (Chap. 151 CPRC) and Senior District Judge hearing cases by assignment  2001 – Present

Child Protection Court Judge, Brazos County, Texas 2010 – present

State Bar of Texas

Member and Chairman, Grievance Committee for State Bar District 8A  1976 – 1983

Member, State Bar Special Committee on Improvement of Disciplinary Procedures; Chairman,
Subcommittee on Drafting  1982 – 1983

Member, State Bar Committee on Model Rules of Professional Responsibility  1984 – 1986

Member, State Bar Disciplinary Review Board  1984 – 1985

Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation  1984 – Pres.

State Bar Committee on Court Cost, Efficiency and Delay  1988 – 1989

Member, State Bar of Texas Judicial Section Committee on Technology in the Courts  1990 – 1996


Lecturer, “Proof of Foreign Law, Judgments, and Official Documents,” State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute, 1980

Lecturer, “Effective Presentation of Discovery Disputes to the Judge, and Court Appearances  by Telephone,”  State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, November 1988

Lecturer, “Electronic Recording,” Annual Meeting, Judicial Section, State Bar of Texas, September 1990

Lecturer, “Court Management,” Texas College for New Judges, 1985 – 1992

Guest Faculty, University of Texas School of Law, Trial Advocacy Course, 1990, 1993, 1994

Lecturer, “Duties of the District Judge” and “Electronic Recording,” County Judges and Commissioners’ Annual Conference & Educational Exposition, January 3-5, 1994

Lecturer, “Punishment Evidence,” State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, July 1997

Lecturer, “Duties of the District Judge,” County Judges and Commissioners’ Annual Conference & Educational Exposition, January 1998

Lecturer, “Ethics,” Texas Association of School and University Attorneys Conference, November 3, 2000

Lecturer, “Legal Updates on Mediation,” Mediation and Negotiation 40 Hour Skill Building Seminar, The Texas A & M University System Office of Community Development, April 6, 2001

Facilitator, Conference on “Conflict Management & Diversity in the Workplace,” Bush School of Government and Public Service, April 26, 2001

Panelist/speaker, Texas A & M Youth Adventure Camp, June 18, 2001; June 17, 2002; June 23, 2003; June 14, 2004

Speaker, “Affordable Marriage Counseling,” Project Unity Community Partnership Board Executive and General Assembly, February 19, 2003

Faculty, Leadership in Medicine Program,  Texas A & M University School of Medicine, 2003 – present

Lecturer, “Lifelong Learning Program”, Antebellum Life in the Brazos Valley (October 2005), “Civil War and Reconstruction in the Brazos Valley”  (April 2006)

Trainer, Voices for Children, Inc. (CASA of Brazos Valley) “Court Appointed Special Advocate” program, 2010 – present

Speaker, “Reconsidering the War on Drugs,” on behalf of Drug Policy Forum of Texas, and Law Enforcement Against Prohibition,  2011 – present

Speaker,“Caring About Getting a Settlement,” Houston Claims Association, April 10, 2013


President, Bryan/College Station Optimist Club, 1978

President, Brazos County United Way, 1981

Bryan I.S.D. Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Elementary Magnet School, 1990

Junior League of Bryan-College Station, Community Advisory Board, 1991 – 1997

Chairman, Bryan I.S.D. Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Teen Sexuality, 1991 – 1992

Bryan I.S.D. Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Facilities, 1993 – 1994

Bryan I.S.D. Parent Education Partnership Program Advisory Board, 1996 – 1998

Mentor/reader, Bryan I.S.D. “HOSTS” (Help One Student to Succeed) program, 1994 – 2000

Board  member, Dispute Resolution Center of Central Brazos Valley, 1998 – 2004; Chair, Board of Directors, 2002, 2003, 2004; volunteer mediator 2001-present.

Board member, Unity Partners d.b.a. Project Unity, 2000 to 2005

Rotary Club of Bryan, Texas, 1992 – present; Group Study Exchange “Team Leader” on exchange trip to Argentina, March, 2009; District Chair, Group Study Exchange Committee, 2009-present

Adult Sunday School Teacher, “Wesley Class,” First United Methodist Church of Bryan, 2002 present


Member, Citizens’ Commission on the Texas Judicial System, 1991 – 1993, Chairman of Technology Committee

Member, Information Technology Task Force of the Texas  Commission on Judicial Efficiency, 1995-1996

Member, Judicial Disproportionality Workgroup, Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Commission for Children, Youth and Families, 2011- present


Keynote Speaker, National Convention, American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers, 1995, 1997, 2008