Seventh Court of Appeals
Justice on the Seventh Court of Appeals since 2006. Admitted to the Texas Bar, 1977; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Texas Tech University (B.A. 1974)
Texas Tech School of Law (J.D. 1977)
Prior Judicial Experience
District Judge, 251st Judicial District, Potter and Randall Counties, Texas (1989 – 2006); Justice, Seventh Court of Appeals (1988)
Whittenburg, Whittenburg & Schachter (1988); Nickum & Pirtle (1985 – 1987); Sell, Griffin & Pirtle (1981 -1985); Sell & Griffin (1977 – 1981)
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation; Judicial Fellow, Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Director, Amarillo Bar Association; Director, Potter County Juvenile Board; Director, Randall County Juvenile Board; Director, Potter County Bail Bond Board; Director, Randall County Bail Bond Board; Member, Texas Bar Association; Member, American Bar Association; Member, Panhandle Family Law Association; Member, Domestic Violence Task Force.