I am a trial lawyer who helps individuals and companies resolve disputes across the energy industry. I have represented clients in state and federal courts and in domestic and international arbitrations. As a former technical writer and newspaper editor, I enjoy distilling complex ideas into clear, persuasive arguments. Clients appreciate my integrity, tenacity, and commitment to effective advocacy inside and outside the courtroom.
After law school, I served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Justice Nathan Hecht of the Texas Supreme Court. Working for the state’s highest court honed my knowledge of many different areas of the law, including oil and gas litigation. Following my judicial clerkship, I joined Vinson & Elkins LLP, where I practiced in the firm’s complex commercial litigation section. In addition to my commercial litigation practice, I maintain an active and fulfilling pro bono docket. I have represented clients in asylum proceedings, contract disputes, and mediation. I have also first-chaired multiple municipal court jury trials to verdict as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston.
I earned my J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where I was a member of the Environmental Law Society’s moot court team. While at Michigan, I also served as a graduate student instructor and grader for undergraduate classes in international studies and business law. I graduated cum laude from Trinity University, where I was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Trinitonian. A native Houstonian, I am happy to be practicing law back in Texas.