Bio

EDUCATION

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Stanford University, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, with distinction (top 15%)

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Judge, 470th District Court, Collin County, Texas, 2015 – present
  • Adjunct Professor of Family Law, UNT Dallas College of Law, Dallas, TX, 2015
  • KoonsFuller Family Law, Plano, TX, 2009-2015
  • Thompson & Knight LLP, Dallas, TX, 2008-2009

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

  • William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, National Center for State Courts, 2020
  • Board Certified in Family Law and Child Welfare Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • United States Supreme Court, admitted 2016
  • Exemplary Article Award, Texas Center for the Judiciary, 2016
  • Joseph McKnight Award for Best Article, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section, 2016
  • Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Mechanical Engineering, licensed in California 2005-2011

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Texas Judicial Council – Member, Civil Justice Committee, Data Committee
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee – Member
  • Supreme Court of Texas Remote Proceedings Task Force – Vice-Chair
  • State Bar of Texas – Pattern Jury Charge Oversight Committee, Computer & Technology Section Council
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society – Trustee
  • Conference of Chief Justices – Pandemic Rapid Response Team, Technology Working Group (past)
  • Texas Office of Court Administration – Jury Trial Advisory Group (past)
  • Texas Center for the Judiciary – Finance Committee (past), Bench Book Committee (past)
  • Henderson Inn of Court – Barrister
  • Eastern District of Texas Bar Association
  • Junior League of Collin County – Community Advisory Panel
  • Texas Association of Family Law Specialists (TAFLS) – Member
  • Texas Bar College – Fellow

TRAINING

  • Arbitration Training, 20 hours of courses, 2019
  • Mediator Training, 2009
  • Family Law Mediator Training, 2010
  • Collaborative Law Training, 2009
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Law Training, 2013
  • National Family Law Trial Institute, 2010