Round Rock Public Schools
Graduated from Round Rock High School, 1965
University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Business Administration, 1969
University of Texas School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1974
United States Army, 1969-1971
Private practice of law in Round Rock, 1999 – present
Member of the firm of Walsh, Akins & Davis in Round Rock, 1989-1999
Member of the firm of Wells, Walsh & Akins in Round Rock, 1985 – 1989
Private practice of law in Round Rock, 1974-1976
Elected District Attorney of Williamson County in 1976 by defeating two other candidates, including the then-incumbent County Attorney.
Took office on January 1, 1977 as one of the State’s youngest District Attorneys.
Reelected without opposition in 1980 and 1984.
Served 8 ½ years as District Attorney until resigning to run for Attorney General of Texas in July, 1985.
State Bar of Texas – Member of the Litigation and Family Law Sections.
Past President of the Williamson County Bar Association.
Past member of the Board of Directors of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.
Past member of the Board of Directors of People Against Violent Crime.
Past member of the National District Attorneys Association.
Awards and Recognition:
Named “Prosecutor of the Year” in 1983 by the Texans̓ War on Drugs Committee.
Named the “Outstanding Prosecutor for the State of Texas” in 1984 by the Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Presented the annual “Law Enforcement Award” in 1984 by the Taylor Optimist Club.
Twice awarded for achievements as District Attorney by the Williamson County Law Enforcement Association.
Served on the Board of Directors of the Williamson County Crisis Center.
Selected to serve as a Director of People Against Violent Crime, a statewide organization concerned with the rights of victims.
Selected as a Fellow by the Texas Bar Foundation.
Presented the 1st Annual “Skip Morse Award” in 2003 by the Williamson County Bar Association.
Presented the 1st Annual “Distinguished Lawyer Award” in 2011 by the Williamson County Bar Association.
Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.