• 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
  • Partner, Ryan Law
    • Represents clients in complex ad valorem property tax controversies at all stages of litigation, from negotiations and jury trial, through briefing and arguing to courts of appeals and the Texas Supreme Court.
    • Appeals valuation of commercial property, including offices, heavy equipment, oil and gas, business personal property, multifamily residential, and retail space, as well as agricultural special appraisals and rollbacks.
  • 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