• J.D., Southern Methodist University – Dedman School of Law
    • Cum Laude
    • SMU Law Review, Articles Editor
    • Federal Taxpayers Clinic, Deputy Chief
  • M.A., Political Science, The University of Texas at Dallas
    • Focus in Constitutional Law Studies
  • M.B.A., The University of Texas at Dallas – Naveen Jindal School of Management
    • With Distinction
    • Accounting and Finance focused
  • B.B.A., Management Accounting, Amberton University
Professional Experience
  • Attorney, Ryan Law
    • Represents clients in complex ad valorem property tax controversies.
    • Property valuation litigation for retail, office buildings, commercial housing, oil and gas, business personal property, and agricultural special appraisals.
  • Attorney, Touchstone Bernays
    • Represented business clients in complex litigation related to commercial and residential construction, premises liability, personal injury and trucking, worker’s compensation claims, and breach of contract
    • Negotiated settlement at all stages of claims and litigation
    • Analyzed complex business and accounting documents for use in negotiation and trial preparation
  • Attorney, Shamoun & Norman LLP
    • Represented clients in entity formation, governance, and restructuring of business entities.
    • Counseled clients in asset and commercial real estate sales contracts, leases, and commercial loan agreements
    • Prepared asset purchase agreements, management services agreements, settlement agreements, contribution agreements, and assignments

Areas of Expertise

Property Tax
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Dallas Bar Association
United States Marine Corps, Sergeant
  • Property Accounting NCO
  • Achieved and maintained 100% accountability of high value sensitive military equipment
  • Maintained property account valued more than $250 million
  • Combat Action Ribbon
  • Presidential Unit Citation
  • Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
  • Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2nd)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • State of Texas