Born: Alice, Texas, January 28, 1951.
Spouse: Pam Major – retired school teacher, 1st grade.
Children: Shelley; Holley; Matt.
- 1973-76, J.D., University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas.
- 1969-73, B.A., Texas A & I University, Kingsville, Texas, honors. Major: Economics. Minor: English.
- September, 2006 to present: private practice of law; general practice in family (divorce, custody, CPS cases, adoption, probate) and criminal; mediation services
- March, 2000-September, 2006: Associate; Law Offices of Ed L. Laughlin, Killeen, Texas; general practice, including divorce, custody, criminal and personal injury cases.
- July, 1989-March, 2000: Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General of Texas—Child Support Litigation Division, Temple, Texas; engaged in preparation and trial of enforcement and support cases, parentage litigation, and enforcement of foreign orders (UIFSAs); advised child support officers and other legal staff in a volume litigation practice.
- 1977-1989: General practice, San Marcos, Texas; emphasis in trial of family law, criminal, worker’s compensation, and personal injury cases; supervised an office staff consisting of a paralegal, a legal secretary and a receptionist.
Professional & Community Activities
- State Bar of Texas—Admissions Committee, District 15, 1983-89
- Hays County Bar Association—Secretary/Treasurer, 1984, Vice-President, 1985, President, 1986, Chairperson
- Hays County Law Library Committee, 1987
- San Marcos Kiwanis Club—Board of Directors, 1983-86, Vice-President, 1987, President, 1988
- First Baptist Church of San Marcos—Stewardship Committee, 1983-86, Committee of Trustees, 1987-89
- Immanuel Baptist Church of Temple—Sunday School Director
- Adult Dept. 5, 1991-96
- Member, Child Development Center Board, 1992-95
- Member, Committee on Committees, 1997-00
- Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year–2010; awarded by the Lone Star Legal Aid and the Bell County Bar Association
- Board President, Central Texas Youth Services Bureau, 2015 to 2018
- Member, Board of Directors, Central Texas Youth Services Bureau, 2011 to 2018
- Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas – February 14, 1977
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas – July, 1978
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Texas – 1978.
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