September 1989 to Date: Adjunct Professor Austin Community College - Legal Assistant Program. Classes taught include Introduction to Law, Legal System & Ethics, Jurisprudence, Cyber Law & Constitutional Law. Speaker and Author at numerous Bar related seminars on Legal Issues in the War on Terrorism, Habeas Corpus and Criminal Appeals and other criminal law topics.
August 1985 - Present: Private Practice of Law, Austin. Primarily engaged in criminal defense in Texas State Trial and Appellate Courts as well as Federal Trial and Appellate Courts. Also served as a special prosecutor in Texas Trial and Appellate Courts. In addition served as defense counsel in General Courts Martial under the Uniform Code of Military Justice in both the United States Air Force and Unites States Army.
Sept 1980 - July 1985: Staff Attorney and Chief Staff Attorney Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
January 1979 - August 1980: Research Assistant for Judge Tom G. Davis, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
May 1976 - December 1978: Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Law Enforcement Division.
September 1975 - May 1976: Briefing Attorney for Judge Archie S. Brown, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Army Reserve Officers Training Corps University of Iowa, including advanced Field Training at Fort Riley KS (1968)
Commissioned 2LT USAR Armor August 6, 1969
Active Duty United States Army 1969 - 1972; Honor Graduate Armor Officers Basic Course Ft Knox KY; Infantry Platoon Leader 14th Infantry 25th Infantry Division; Armored Cavalry Platoon Leader H Troop 10th Cavalry 25th Infantry Division; Adjutant 3rd Battalion 13th Field Artillery 25th Infantry Division. Graduate MATA-ARVAN Course United States Army Special Warfare School Ft Bragg NC; Tank Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Company Commander 66th Armor, 2nd Armor Division, Ft Hood TX. 1LT 1971.
USAR Drilling Reserve Officer 1972- 1976; Staff Officer 321st Civil Affairs Group; CPT 1975; Graduate Armor Officers Advanced Course, Civil Affairs Officer Basic & Advanced Course.
Texas Army National Guard 1976 - 1992; Staff Officer 111 Area Support Group; Judge Advocate General’s Corps appointment 1978; Graduate Judge Advocate General Officer Basic & Advanced Course, Military Judge Course; Certified as a Military Judge; Chief Administrative and Civil Law Texas State Area Command; Graduate Army Command and General Staff Officers Course, Ft Leavenworth KS, Graduate Air Force Command and Staff Course, Maxwell AFB; Staff Judge Advocate 111 Area Support Group. Temporary duty as defense counsel with 18th Airborne Corps Ft Bragg NC. Participated in multiple REFORGER Exercises in Germany and LOGEX Exercises with French forces. MAJ 1980, LT COL 1985.
Texas State Guard 1997 to present; Inspector General Headquarters TXSG; Staff Judge Advocate August 2005 to present. Providing legal advice and counsel to the Commanding General. Supervising a team of 20 lawyers and legal assistants providing legal support to subordinate units. Activated for 45 days for hurricanes Rita and Katrina (2005). COL 1997.