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Experience:

2005 to Present - Judge of the 56th District Court

1994 to 2005 - Assistant Criminal District Attorney for Galveston Including Assignments as Chief Felony Prosecutor, Chief of Misdemeanor, Over 50 Jury Trials

1978 to 1994 - The Lubrizol Corporation - started as an Operator and Promoted to Customer Service Manager for two Texas Plants

1974 to 1978 - Musician with Calgary Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and Houston Ballet

Education:

University of Houston Law Center - Juris Doctorate, May 1993

Houston Baptist University - Master of Business Administration, 1985

University of Houston - Bachelor of Music Education, 1974

Professional Organizations:

State Bar of Texas
Texas Board of Legal Specializations in Criminal Law
College of the State Bar of Texas
Galveston County Bar Association - Director 2002, 2003
Galveston Bar Association Secretary 2005
Pro Bono Committee 2002, 2003

Judicial Section of the Texas State Bar
Galveston County Community Supervision & Correction Board
Galveston County Juvenile Probation Board
Galveston County Justice Board

Honors:

MADD - Recognized for Dedication & Service - July 2001                                  Texas Gang Investigators Assoc. Damn Good Judge Award

Organizations:

Galveston Pachyderm Club
Galveston Rotary Club (Director)
Galveston Morning Kiwanis Club ( Past President )
Dickinson Optimist Club                                                                              Propeller Club  
Communities in Schools - Galveston (Past President)
Galveston County Employees Credit Union - (Past Director)
Galveston Beach Band
South Main Baptist Church (Adult Sunday School Teacher)
                       

Personal:

Married to Alison
Six Children
Eight Grandchildren