Representative Cases

Family:

306th Judicial District Court, Galveston, Texas - Three million dollar $3m verdict for our client in a divorce action. Our client was savagely attacked by her husband resulting in significant injuries to our client and her hospitalization prior to filing the divorce.

247th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas – we represented client in enforcement against non-custodial parent for child support arrearages. Respondent was placed on community supervision for 5 years or until his arrears are paid in full and client granted a judgment of all outstanding child support and cash medical support arrears, plus an award attorneys fees of $2,500.

312th Judicial District Court, Harris County, Texas – Represented father in a contested custody battle for temporary orders for a child. Our client was the father and he was awarded temporary custody

300th Judicial District Court, Brazoria County, Texas – opposing counsel requested our client pay $2550 child support, $3500 spousal support, our client pay all bills, including mortgage, for martial home where opposing party was living, plus $15,000 in attorney's fees. Judge denied ALL, with the exception that our client pay $1,200.00 in child support.

253rd Judicial District Court, Chambers County, Texas – after our appearance, the court switched possession of the child to our client in a highly contested custody case.

306th Judicial District, Galveston County, Texas – suit to establish parentage started by mom through OAG, our client, dad, pleads for custody and is awarded custody at temporary orders with mom paying child support

312th Judicial District, Harris County, Texas – enforcement action against our client asking for jail time, walked away with $0 judgment

County Court at Law Number Three (3) Galveston County, Texas – successful termination and adoption against against biological father terminating his rights and allowing our client, step-father, to adopt daughter

246th Judicial District, Harris County, Texas – judgment for our client, naming her sole managing conservator of all four children, and granting respondent only supervised access to the children.

County Court at Law Number One (1), Galveston County, Texas – opposing party attempted to modify and restrict our client’s access to child. At trial, we proved no material and substantial change and Judge denied all relief for opposing in Suit to Modify Parent Child Relationship.

280th Judicial District, Harris County, Texas – Protective Order defense, dismissed by prosecutors after our presentation of the case.

246th Judicial District, Harris County, Texas – modification filed by our client, the children's father. We successfully negotiated custody for him and supervised access for mom at temporary orders stage and ending with mom having a standard possession order at final stage with our client being the primary parent.

300th Judicial District Court, Brazoria County, Texas – enforcement action against our client regarding college savings account that we were able to negotiate a resolution on and get the enforcement action non-suited and fully dismissed.

312th Judicial District, Harris County, Texas – modification was filed by mom to take custody of the children with the intent to move the kids out of state. At trial, we won custody for dad with the children staying in state. The prior order had been agreed and there was no existing custodial parent named and the parents had shared 50/50 custody of the children.

306th Judicial District, Galveston County, Protective Order defense in which we represented a mother. After trial, the protective order was not granted and the Judge demanded children be returned to mom immediately after the hearing. The mother's aggravated assault charges were also dismissed later in the representation by our criminal law section attorneys.

309th Judicial District, Harris County, Texas, we represented dad in a modification by mom to reduce access to the child. At trial, the Judge denied mom’s request to reduce access and cited we proved no material change in circumstances.

344th Judicial District, Chambers County, Texas, we represented mom in a modification to reduce dad’s access due to safety concerns. Order entered by Judge restricting dad’s access, granting all of our restraining order requests, injunctions, and entering a judgment for child support and attorney’s fees in favor of our client.

Criminal Cases

212th Judicial District Court, Galveston, Texas - Client was charged with a fatal hit and run of a child. Because of the fatality and a statutory enhancement related a prior prison sentence of 8 years, he was subject to being sentence range of a minimum of 5 years up to 99 years, or life, in prison. The Galveston County Vehicular Crimes prosecutors requested a 30 year prison sentence. The jury, after hearing the presentation of the case, returned a verdict of 6 years.

County Court 3, Galveston, Texas - Jury found our client not guilty in less than 15 minutes for alleged license violations detected during a lengthy sting operation on massage parlors in Galveston County.

405th Judicial District Court, Galveston, Texas - The week before starting trial on Attempted Aggravated Sexual Assault, all charges were dismissed against our client. This was despite early heavy media coverage surrounding the arrest involving allegations that he had attempted to sexually assault a female at knifepoint at a hotel in Galveston County. Evidence developed during our firm's investigation showed that she had actually lured our client to the hotel with the intention to have her boyfriend rob him.

County Criminal Court at Law Number 6, Harris County, Texas - Driving While Intoxicated charges were dismissed against our client during the middle of a jury trial where it was alleged that she was driving a car that was involved in a serious accident in Seabrook, Texas. The police involuntarily took her blood through a blood search warrant and her blood alcohol level was at .187, more than twice the legal limit. After cross examination of the police witnesses, the judge found that the field sobriety testing had not been properly performed by the officers.

County Court at Law Number 2, Galveston County, Texas - all charges dismissed against our juvenile (under 17 years old) client who was alleged to have committed a terroristic threat of blowing up a school and allegations that he threatened to murder another student.

Harris County, Texas - After lengthy pretrial litigation, our Juvenile client was sentenced to probation after a string of multiple aggravated robberies in Houston, Texas. The co-defendants in the case were all either sentenced to prison or the Texas Department of Juvenile Justice Division - formerly TYC.

Eastern District of Texas, Federal Court, Beaumont, Texas - After a two-week long trial, a Federal jury returned a verdict of not guilty against our client who was alleged to have in excess of $100,000 in stolen relief supplies from relief efforts during Hurricane Sandy. Evidence showed that he had no knowledge of the crime.

County Court at Law Number 2, Galveston County, Texas - all charges were dismissed against our client who was charged with two violations of a protective order during disturbances surrounding the pickup and drop off of the couple's infant child for parental visitation. Evidence developed during our firm's investigation revealed that the complaining witness' new paramour had instigated the altercations.

District Court, Harris County, Texas - after reviewing a grand jury packet we prepared, our client was no-billed on all charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. It was alleged that our client had displayed a pistol and threatened to murder several persons in the parking lot of his apartment complex. Our firm's investigation revealed that the persons making the allegations were gang members with lengthy criminal histories. It further showed that they had instigated the argument in an attempt to threaten our client. He had clearly acted in self defense under the laws of this State.

405th Judicial District Court, Galveston, Texas - Possession of a controlled substance, cocaine, charges were dismissed against our client after he was arrested during a traffic stop on Galveston Island. He was found to have cocaine on his shirt. Our firm's investigation revealed that he had been at a nightclub prior to the arrest and the location where the cocaine was detected on his shirt would not be consistent with his use of cocaine. He also followed our advice and took a drug test immediately after the arrest, which was also negative for the presence of cocaine. Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab delays made a relatively simple case take far longer than necessary for our client.

County Criminal Court at Law Number Ten (10), Harris County, Texas. A jury found our client not guilty of Assault Causing Bodily Injury - Family Violence. The evidence in the trial showed that while the complaining witness had significant injuries, she had provoked the fight and had not been consistent with her statements to law enforcement.

County Court at Law Number Three, Galveston County, Texas. Charges were dismissed during jury trial against our client on the charges of Assault Causing Bodily Injury, False Imprisonment, and Interference with a 911 call. After cross examination of the complaining witness, the evidence showed that she had made several conflicting statements regarding the nature and extent of the disturbance throughout the investigation and trial of the case.