Civil Law Experience:

For the last 30 years I have practiced civil law. I practiced as a corporate counsel for five years in the construction and real estate fields from 1982 through 1987. I’ve practiced law as a sole proprietor in Arlington, Texas since 1988. My practice is limited to civil law matters, including bankruptcy, real estate, collection, family, and wills & probate matters. My experience includes extensive trial and appellate work.

Bankruptcy Experience:

For the last 24 years I have practiced bankruptcy law for individuals and small businesses. My goal is to provide compassionate and excellent representation in all facets of your bankruptcy case. Additionally, I have 30 years experience in real estate and probate law which often impact bankruptcy cases.


Bachelors of Arts (Cum Laude), Trinity University, 1979.
Juris Doctorate, Southern Methodist University, School of Law, 1982.
Extensive continuing education in bankruptcy law to keep up with the rapid changes in bankruptcy law.


Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since November 1982. Admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas since April, 1983. Member of the State Bar of Texas.


In the last 23 years my focus has been on raising my three children, practicing law and serving as a Bible study leader (BSF) and Sunday School teacher for 3 year olds. My experience has taught me God’s love for everyone through the study of the Bible and especially through teaching preschool children who are a great witness to God’s unconditional love.

I was born in Topeka Kansas in 1956. I grew up in Kansas riding horses and spent summers working construction for my family’s electrical contracting business. I moved to Arlington, Texas in June, 1974. I am a long time Rangers fan (my assistant says I am a fanatic). I graduated from Lamar High School in 1975 and then served in the Army Reserve/National Guard from 1980 – 1988. I spent the summer of 1980 at Fort Benning Georgia (11B Infantry) Commissioned as an Armor Officer in 1982 (UTA – ROTC).


I have been married 24 years to Becky Hixson. We have three children who are High School and College age. My oldest son David has been in the Army Reserves and is now in the National Guard as a combat medic. He is currently serving in Afganistan and I am very proud of his decision to serve our country.

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