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  • “Staring Down the Wrath of Hurricane Harvey”

I was fortunate to have survived much of Harvey's rage. But an attorney colleague of mine was not so lucky. Listening to her story, I was struck not only by the terror of nature's fury, but byRead Article →

My inspiration for this piece was our colleague and friend, John Gioffredi.1 John's approach to DWI defense has changed the way I try cases. His approach is not fancy, nor terriblyRead Article →

If confirmed by the United States Senate, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch would fill the SCOTUS vacancy left by Antonin Scalia. During his 30 years on the Court, Justice Scalia moved theRead Article →

It seems I've been dangling Off the Back lately . . . regularly advising good clients of bad news. It's been a headwind...

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Our money and investing is rarely a topic of conversation at the courthouse. We are often stoked to talk about the law . . . always primed to share details of our latest victory or penetrating cross-

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I've been remiss. Like my fellow defense attorneys I habitually keep my head buried in court appearances, case law and statutes, cross examination preparation, closing arguments, and...

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When I was prosecuting habitually barking dog cases on a 3rd-year bar card, I wondered when my fear of jury trials would ever end. That wasRead Article →

Criminal lawyers are masters of disguise. They learn to shroud fear, surprise, uncertainty, and a plethora of other emotions that might damage their credibility with jurors or belie aRead Article →

Joining forces. Teaming up. Going partners. Whatever you call it, choosing the right law partner can be a pivotal decision in one's career. Most criminal defense attorneys practice solo, enjoying the "lone-wolf" style of life. However, a well working partnership can enhance the lives of each partner...

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Your Word Is Your Bond January 7, 2015

Trey Apffel, President of the State Bar of Texas, wrote a Read Article →

Stephen Gustitis