I understand what it is like to struggle. I grew up poor and I have worked for everything that I have. My father was a steel worker and my grandfather was a sharecropper. Growing up I did not know anyone that had been to college, much less law school. Growing up I didn't think that a poor kid such as myself could even be a lawyer. A Sunday school teacher was the first person that suggested to me that I could be lawyer, that Sunday school teacher's confidence in me changed the course of my life.
I was born and raised in Oklahoma and with exception of the time I spent in the military, I have lived here all my life. I was raised in a working class family, married a working class woman and we have both kept our working class values. Our children attend public schools and we raise our daughters with the same working class values we learned as children.
I've made a lot of mistakes in my life and I enjoy helping others fix their own mistakes. I like helping people facing criminal charges, whether they are falsely accused or they just made some bad decisions.
I have had around 50 jury trials as lead counsel. I have tried cases all over Oklahoma in municipal, state and federal courts. I continually work hard to improve my skills as a trial attorney. I attended Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer college. I read trial practice books, psychology books, communication books; anything that will improve my trial skills.