Trial History

 

The ultimate weapon in a criminal defense lawyer's toolkit is the threat of taking your case to a jury. Ultimately, the vast majority of all cases are resolved without trial. However, only a lawyer with enough trial experience to convince a prosecutor to reconsider his case can credibly use this threat to your advantage.

The savvy consumer should ask any lawyer he or she is considering how many cases that lawyer has taken to jury trial.  How often your lawyer is actually in trial often translates directly into how credible a threat to try an individual case is.

Keep in mind that all of my trial experience is in DEFENDING those accused of crime–I have never been a prosecutor whose role in trial is to CONVICT.  Clearly a prosecutor's role in trial is entirely different than that of a DEFENDER.

 

Jury Trial
Experience (Names Removed to Protect Clients)

Date

County

Charge

Cause Number

First/Second Chair

2/18/2014 Travis Capital Murder (death penalty) D1DC12-201718 First
9/16/2014 Travis Capital Murder D1DC11-100086 First
3/18/2013 Williamson (venue changed to San Angelo) Capital Murder 11-1600-K368 First
12/4/2012 Williamson Aggravated Assault-SBI (bench trial) 11-759-K26 First

05/04/2012

Hill

Capital Murder

36,466

First

03/12/2012

Williamson

DWI–.25 blood test

10-03977-1

First

01/31/2012

Williamson

Continuous family violence, Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon

10-1235-K26

First

07/01/2011

Williamson

Two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Twelve counts of Indecency with a Child

10-1370-K368

First

06/06/2011

Travis

Two Defendant, Felony Murder, Aggravated Robbery (mistrial, hung jury)

D1DC10-904072

First

11/15/2010

Austin Federal

Robbery with weapon, discharge of firearm in relation to crime of violence, felon in possession of firearm, unregistered firearm

1:10-CR-185

First

11/1/2010

Williamson

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child Under 14

09-1083-K277

First

10/05/2010

Falls

Capital Murder in Penal Institution

08-11-08627

Second

 07/26/2010

Williamson

Felony DWI (Habitual offender)

09-1304-K277

Second

05/24/10

Williamson

DWI with child passenger, Evading in motor vehicle

09-1713-K368

First

020/8/10

Williamson

Assault on Public Servant x2, Evading in Motor Vehicle, Escape from Custody, Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle (Habitual offender)

09-264-K26

First

06/01/09

Travis

Capital Murder

07-204001

First

07/27/09

Travis

Burglary of Habitation

09-203694

Second

020/9/09

Williamson

Meth Manufacture

08-575-368

First

08/04/08 to 09/05/08

McLennan

Capital Murder Death Penalty Retrial

1989-1036-C2

First

02/18/08

McLennan

Capital Murder

2006-1329-C2

First

02/11/08

Williamson

POCS (Habitual 25-life)

07-531-K368

Second

01/14/08

Williamson

Arson of Habitation (Habitual 25-life)

07-1132-K277

First

09/1/07

McLennan

Capital Murder (mistrial–hung jury)

2006-1329-C2

First

04/05/07

Travis

Murder

 

Second

03/05/07

Travis

Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child and Indecency with a Child (15 counts)

06-301791

First

02/12/07

Williamson

Posesssion of precursor chemicals with intent to manufacture

06-1014-K368

First (mistrial granted)

01/8/07

USDC-Austin

Possession of cocaine with intent to distribute

A-06-CR-254

First (mistrial granted)

12/6/06

Travis

Felon in Possession of Firearm

06-200790

First

11/06/06

USDC-Austin

Felon in Possession, Crack and Marijuana possession with intent to distribute

A-06-CR-148

First

08/14/06

Williamson

Indecency with a child–6 counts

05-307-K277

First

03/13/06

Williamson

Felon in Possession, Marijuana 5-50 pounds, Cocaine>4 grams,

05-624-K26, 05-892-K26

First

10/03/05

Williamson

Ag Assault, Felon in Possession, Evidence Tampering, Evading with Motor Vehicle (habitual) [Bank Robbery - waived]

05-284-K277

First

04/08/05

Williamson

Sexual Assault x2

03-798-K277

First

03/07/05

Williamson

Murder

03-1063-K26

First

01/03/05

Williamson

POCS with intent to deliver

04-122-K368

First

12/15/04

USMC-Ft Hood

Injury to a child

W-04-533M

First

12/01/04

Travis

Murder

 

Second

05/14/04

McLennan

Capital Murder (death penalty)

2003-0270-C

Second

03/02/04

USMC-Ft Hood

Unlawful Archaeological Excavation

W-03-627M

First

12/08/03

Williamson

Assault on Public Servant

03-727-K26

First

11/18/03

Williamson

POMJ

01-4780-3

First

06/16/03

USDC-Austin

Manufacture of MJ

A-02-CR-266

First

11/18/02

USDC-Waco

Child Pornography

W-02-CR-111

First

11/12/02

Travis

Delivery of Controlled Substance

9020365 (147th)

First

10/21/02

Williamson

POCS with intent to deliver

02-190-K368

First

09/02/02

McLennan

Capital Murder

2002-378-C

Second

09/03/02

USDC-Waco

Felon/Fugitive in possession

W02-CR-062

First

08/26/02

USDC-Waco

Felon in possession

W01-CR-168

First 

08/12/02

Williamson

ASA, Indecency x28

01-698,9-K26

First

07/09/02

Williamson

Ag Robbery

01-834-K277

First

04/15/02

Williamson

Ag Robbery

01-852-K368

First

04/01/02

Williamson

Ass FV (enh)

02-190-K368

First

01/07/02

Williamson

Escape from TDC, UUMV (habit)

01-1164-K368

First

10/15/01

Coryell

Injury to a child

15,892, 15,893

First

04/23/01

USDC-Waco

Capital Murder 

 

Second

05/19/00

USDC-Waco

Capital Murder x2 (death penalty)

W99-CR-70(2)

Second

03/02/00

Williamson

Sex Assault/Indecency

99-384-K26

First

11/23/99

USDC-Waco

Crack possession with intent

W-99-CR-082

First

11/19/99

McLennan

Murder-injury to child

98-442-C

Second

10/21/99

McLennan

Murder-Manslaughter

98-830-C

First

06/29/99

Williamson

6x EOCA (burglary of habitation)

98-982-K368

First

06/23/99

Coryell

Assault on Corrections Officer

14,948 (52nd)

First

06/18/99

Coryell

Ag Sex Assault/Indecency w/child

15,049 (52nd)

First

10/22/98

McLennan

Ag Sex Assault/Ag Kidnapping

97-631-C

Second

02/18/98

Coryell

Murder, Attempted Murder

14,529; 14,530

Second

01/26/98

McLennan

Ag Sex Assault

97-16-C

Second

12/10/97

McLennan

Intoxication Manslaughter

97-185-C

Second

10/09/97

McLennan

Attempted Captial Murder

96-778-C

Second

04/03/97

McLennan

Attempted Captial Murder

96-576-C

Second

10/14/96

McLennan

Ag Sex Assault

96-497-C

Second

08/26/96

McLennan

Ag Assault with Deadly Weapon

96-105-C

Second

04/03/97

McLennan

Murder

95-324-C

Second

12/04/95

McLennan

Murder

94-888-C

First

11/27/95

McLennan

Ag Sex Assault

95-204-C

Second

01/08/96

McLennan

Murder

95-177-C

Second

11/06/95

McLennan

Ag Assault with Deadly Weapon

95-331-C

Second

1995

USDC-Waco

Felon in possession

W94-CR-068

Second

09/25/95

USDC-Waco

Marijuana conspiracy

W94-CR-083

Second

07/24/95

USDC-Waco

Bank Robbery

W94-CR-097

Second

07/17/95

McLennan

Ag Robbery

95-77-C

Second

07/10/95

McLennan

Ag Sex Assault

95-785-C

Second

06/26/95

USDC-Waco

Felon in possession

W94-CR-122

Second

05/01/95

USDC-Waco

Crack Conspiracy

W93-CR-111

Second

02/13/95

McLennan

Capital Murder

94-247-C

Second

01/30/95

Coryell

Theft > 10,000 x 6

13,451; 13,452

Second

07/10/95

Coryell

Capital Murder (death penalty)

13,374 (52nd)

Third

12/14/94

USDC-Waco

Crack Conspiracy

W93-CR-096

Second