Committed to Justice
As the presiding judge of your 187th Judicial District Court I will ensure that justice is done and that the rights of both the victims and the accused are protected.
In my career, I have handled tens of thousands of cases including nearly 100 jury trials. It is my wide breadth of experience and hands-on involvement that has taught me that justice has many forms. Sometimes it has to be compassionate and give a second chance and sometimes it must be stern and hold those convicted accountable.
I was licensed in November 2002 and began private practice. For the next three years I represented citizens accused of criminal conduct and argued to protect their rights. I joined the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office in 2005. For the last 12 years I have been representing the great State of Texas and fighting for the rights of victims in Bexar County. I have prosecuted cases ranging from low level drug possession to capital murder. My experience and knowledge of the law has earned me the respect of the legal community, law enforcement, child protective services, and child advocacy groups.
Currently I am a child abuse prosecutor where I have the honor to get justice for the most vulnerable members of our community. The last five years of my career have been devoted to this endeavor. I believe I was called to protect children, to fight to get them justice when those who were supposed to protect them, did them harm. It has truly been the greatest part of my career thus far, but now I am being called to serve in a different capacity.
San Antonio has been home my entire life. I graduated from James Madison High School and then attended Texas A&M University where I obtained my Bachelors of Science. I continued my studies at the Saint Louis University School of Law.
After completing my education, my love for San Antonio and wanting to be close to family drew me back home where I began my career in public service. My beautiful wife Dawn and I married in 2006. We currently have two children, Olivia and Ethan. My family is my world. It is because of them I strive to make our community safer.
I am asking you to join me in being committed to justice, for you, for our families, and for our community.