Attorney Profile

University of Texas at Arlington
B.A. Communication- Journalism – May 1989
South Texas College of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence – May 1994
Professional Experience 
City of Fort Worth
Municipal Court Judge – April 2003 – March 2014
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conducting countless bench and jury trials.
  • Explaining legal rights, options and consequences of entering a plea in a criminal matter.
  • Approving, explaining, and processing deferred dispositions; defensive driving; alcohol and tobacco probations; teen court; school attendance violations; code violations; probation revocations; bond dockets; and parking appeals.
  • Reviewing and issuing alias and capias warrants.
  • Conducting magistration duties for defendants in custody for all types of criminal offenses
  • (Class C violations – 1st degree felonies)
  • Determining indigency status.
  • Processing a number of administrative dockets for compliance or dismissals.
The Beamer Firm
Sole Practitioner –  November 1994 – April 2004
Representative Examples:
  • Family Law:  Represented parties in divorces, modifications divorce decrees; child support matters; adoption matters; Child Protective Services matters; and parent/child relationship matters. Responsibilities included drafting petitions and answers; representing clients in mediation; drafting and arguing motions for enforcements  and motions to compel; taking and defending depositions; answering and sending discovery requests and responses; trial preparation; and trials.
  • Criminal Law:  Represented parties in all types of criminal cases, including but not limited to, Class C tickets, Class B and A misdemeanors and felonies. Responsibilities included appearing for court hearings; advising clients regarding the consequences of pleas; sending discovery; and defending parties at trial and probation revocation hearings.
  • Probate Law:  Represented parties in guardianship and mental health matters, including conducting investigations and making recommendations to the court.
  • Juvenile Law:  Represented juveniles accused of delinquent conduct.