As a practicing attorney at Chamberlain Hrdlicka in Houston, the focus of my practice is two-fold: I represent companies and individuals in civil litigation. I also do extensive work (of both a litigation and transactional nature) in the Admiralty, Maritime, and Energy fields.
I have been licensed to practice law since 2003. During that time, I've first and second chaired several trials to verdicts, as well as handled hundreds of other cases to amicable resolutions.
I'm a product of public schools, specifically Friendswood High School in Friendswood, Texas (Class of 1996), The University of Texas at Austin (BA-2000) and The University of Texas School of Law (JD-2003).
Super Lawyers named me a Rising Star in Maritime & Transportation law every year since 2011. H Texas Magazine named me a Top Lawyer in Houston every year since 2012. Houstonia Magazine named me a Top Lawyer in Houston every year since 2013.
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It’s another #MaritimeMonday, so we will continue our discussion of maintenance and cure benefits. Two weeks ago, we analyzed a recent decision from the Fifth Circuit – In re 4-K Marine, L.L.C., after a brief overview of the nuts and bolts of a maintenance and cure claim. Last week we discussed defenses to a claim for maintenance and cure benefits.
Today, we focus on a framework articulated by the Fifth Circuit over 30 years ago – the three-tiered damages model for maintenance and cure. Notably, the 4-K Marine panel reaffirmed the viability of that decision, Morales v. Garijak ...
First of all, let me apologize for the lack of recent posts on this page.
Second, I want to take this opportunity to honor Professor David W. Robertson, who sadly passed away in late December 2018. Professor Robertson, along with Professor Michael Sturley, taught me Admiralty law. I was also lucky that he and I kept in touch through work on the UT Law Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference over the years.
A link to his memorial page on the webpage of the University of Texas School of Law is here: