Dennis knows firsthand how quickly a simple mistake can turn into a life-altering legal issue. As a teenager, a judge tried to have him thrown in jail on a traffic ticket without him having a lawyer or even a parent present. That is, until a fiery young public defender came to his aid.
A few months’ worth of community service (and no jail time) later, Dennis’s perspective was forever changed. He knew that not only did he want to become a lawyer, but he wanted to become that kind of lawyer. The kind that fights hard to protect his client’s future, no matter the circumstances that led them to where they are.
Dennis’s story is just one of countless examples that shows how trigger-happy the Texas justice system can be. Every day, innocent people are thrown into jail, good parents are denied child custody, and injury victims aren’t properly compensated by those who harmed them — all because some people are more interested in closing a case than fighting for a fair and just outcome.
Dennis’s mentality is quite the opposite. Everyone — from kids who make mistakes to employees who get hurt at work — deserves to have a strong advocate on their side. Dennis takes pride in being that advocate for the people who live in and around Austin, Texas.
No one should feel victimized by the legal system. That’s exactly why I do what I do.