Growing up on a ranch in central Nebraska was the ideal, small-town life. There were only 18 people in my graduating class, and I — like most locals — went off to the University of Nebraska where I studied agriculture. I graduated in 1984 and continued my education at their law school. During my time as a law student, I worked as a law clerk for the State of Nebraska’s Attorney General. There, I was able to hone my legal skills by assisting in prosecuting criminal appeals. I even had a few death penalty cases.
In 1987, I graduated with my Juris Doctorate. One of the first career jobs I had was working in downtown Dallas for a firm that defended insurance companies. I would handle litigation matters for them, and I learned a lot, but ultimately I wanted to help the people who were actually injured. Following my desire, I took a job supervising litigation at a bigger personal injury firm. There, I tried many cases and was responsible for overseeing the associate attorneys and support staff. While I was on the right path, I realized my deepest aspiration was rooted in the ability to give clients the specialized, personal attention they deserved. So, I decided to recognize my true passion and open my own firm that focused solely on personal injury litigation.
I don’t fight for big businesses. I fight for the people.