Lon Morris College, A.A.
Baylor University, B.B.A.
University of Houston, Bates College of Law, J.D.
Asbury Seminary, Master Courses
National Judicial College
Texas Board of Corrections, 1985-1986
State Bar of Texas:
Author and Lecturer, trial procedure, trial technique, jury trial improvement and evidence including the following:
President of the State Bar of Texas, 1990-1991
While Bar President traveled to the Soviet Union and brought judges, lawyers and professors from the Soviet Union and various republics who attended the SBOT Annual Bar Convention, under the title of Rule of Law or Rule of Man, as the Soviet Union was dissolving.
Judge, 3rd District Court, 1996 to 2006
Senior District Judge, 3rd District Court, 2018 to present
Alumnus of the Year, Bates College of Law, University of Houston
Alumnus of the Year, Lon Morris College
Lawyer of the Year, Mexican-American Bar Association
Citizen of the Year - Palestine, Texas 2018
Outstanding 50 Year Lawyer - State Bar of Texas 2019
Texas Supreme Court Appointee:
American Board of Trial Advocates:
Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury, Civil Trial and Family Law, prior to assuming the bench