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I have a genuine passion for writing and educating my fellow Texans about their rights and duties in various legal situations. Below are some articles I've written on these topics. If you come across an article you think others would find useful, please forward them a link to this page. When it comes to sharing knowledge about the law, my motto is: good legal advice doesn't always have to cost money!


The "Expert for Sale"

An Actual Client Call

“I've got a friend who’s a psychologist,” said the caller. “He can say whatever you want him to say!” It sounded like the perfect set-up for a courtroom comedy movie or sitcom episode. Sadly, there are probably more than just a few clients out there who still think a case can really be won this way...

Handle with Care:

Protecting Your Belongings in a Move

Chances are, you’ve used a mover at some point to change addresses within Texas. But do you realize how poorly protected you probably were for loss or damage during that move? An eye-opening look at the laws and regulations governing intrastate movers in Texas...

The Model Citizen

An Actual Client Call

Yes, she had suffered an injury. Yes, it was most likely someone else’s fault. So why wouldn’t I (or any other lawyer) take her case? Because a favorable verdict requires that a jury of your peers will like, trust, and sympathize with you... and a shady character makes a bad plaintiff...

Unbeatable Logic

An Actual Client Call

“The police didn’t give me a ticket,” said the caller, “so the other guy had to be at fault!” Seems logical, doesn’t it? But this type of ‘logic’ relies on a misunderstanding of the role of police investigations, the role of police reports and citations, and the basic rules of evidence...

Protect Yourself...

If You Don’t, Who Will?

No one likes having to buy auto insurance, but as long as you have to do it, you might as well do it right. Do you know if you’re adequately covered and protected in case another driver causes a major collision with you? Here are some types of coverage you may not know about...

Don’t Lie to Your Lawyer!

An Actual Client Case

It seems so obvious, it should go without saying… right? But, many clients think they can successfully conceal vital information that would hurt their case. However, that information will be discovered, especially in the course of a lawsuit, and the lawyer can’t protect the client who fails to tell him what he needs to know. As this actual case shows, the results can be costly...

How to Know if You Have a Case?

Think of the Three-Legged Stool

Bad things happen to good people every day. As they say, “into every life, a little rain must fall.” But sometimes, bad things happen due to the negligence or fraud of others, and there should be a remedy under the law. So, how do you know if you have a case to pursue? Start by imagining a three-legged stool...