Professional Accomplishments

* Judge of the 303rd State District (Family) Court, Dallas County since 2004
* Has exclusively practiced Family Law in Dallas for twenty years
* Presiding Judge, Dallas County Family District Courts (2007, 2011)
* Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
* Selected as a "Texas Superlawyer," by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2003 & 2004.
* Member; Texas Acadamy of Family Law Specialists (2000-present)

* Member; Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section Board of Directors: 2004-present

* Member; College of the State Bar of Texas

* Member; American Bar Association Family Law Section

* Member; Collaborative Law Institute of Texas

* Member; Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Domestic Violence Committee (1997)

* Member, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association Secretary 1997
* Volunteer Judge: Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
* Member, Hispanic Alumni Association, Southern Methodist University (Board Member; 2002-2002
* Member, Hispanic Alumni Association, Southern Methodist University (Board Member; 2002-2002)
* Member, Hispanic Alumni Association, Southern Methodist University (Board Member; 2002-2002
* Lecturer at Texas' Advanced Family Law Course on Demonstrative Evidence.

* Co-author of many articles on family law matters (see titles), such as ethics, visitation for children under the age of three, reimbursement intellectual property, demonstrative evidence and economic contribution.

* Trained to mediate family and civil disputes
* Trained in collaborative law procedure
* Trained to mediate family and civil disputes

* Trained in collaborative law procedure
* Trained to mediate family and civil disputes

* Trained in collaborative law procedure
* Member, Pattern Jury Charge Committee, Family and Probate (Current Vice- Chair)
* Member; Annette Stewart, American Inns of Court (Current President)
* Dallas Observer - Best of Dallas, “Best Judge when your cheap divorce gets expensive” (2008)
* SMU Women’s Symposium, Profiles in Leadership Award (2007)
* Merrill Hartman Judicial Pro Bono Service Award (2006)