University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX
LL.M. in Taxation, May 2015
South Texas College of Law
Houston, TX
J.D., December 2013
William Carey College
Hattiesburg, MS
B.S. in Business with emphasis in Management, 1997
IRS – Office of the Chief Counsel, Houston
Legal Intern for Ashley Targac, SB/SE Attorney
January 2015 – May 2015
  • Researched tax issues for docketed cases
  • Wrote motions, petitions and memos for multiple cases
  • Conducted Branerton conferences
  • Made appearances in the U.S. Tax court
  • Attended federal court summons hearings for taxpayers failing to comply with court orders
Harris County Attorney’s Office, Houston
Legal Intern for Janet Marton
May 2012 – November 2012
  • Worked in the public law division conducting research on various topics including jurisdiction, property law, and evidentiary issues
  • Synthesized research for Justices of the Peace within memos
  • Collaborated with a project team tasked to improve electronic case file system
Amedisys Home Health, Baton Rouge
Software Developer II (Contractor/Employee)
August 2010 – January 2012
  • Designed, developed & supported multiple corporate software systems including payroll, medical records and others
  • Ensured systems fulfilled governmental regulation requirements (HIPPA)
  • Maintained a high level of confidentiality with sensitive information; i.e., payroll data and medical records
  • Trained team members with proper coding techniques & best practices
Ochsner Health Systems, New Orleans
.Net Software Developer (Contractor)
January 2010 – August 2010
  • Designed & developed secure software system that allowed doctors to review and notate their patients lab results via a web browser
  • Regularly met with various business units to assess their needs and how to best address those needs via technology
VNetPro Software, Baton Rouge
January 2003 – January 2012
  • Provided custom software solutions to multiple clients including: CapitalOne Bank, Entergy Corporation, Lamar Advertising, Aegis Mortgage and others
  • Built and maintained business relationships by always providing top consulting services
  • Responsible for budgeting of projects, contractors, expenses and other business needs
  • Wide project base including: Credit Card Fraud Systems, Design Job Bidding, Financial Reporting Tools, Website Design, CRM Applications
Lockard & White, Houston
IT Manager/Software Developer
August 2000 – February 2003
  • Provided both network and application support for entire office
  • Responsible for creation of company-wide tools to streamline daily tasks such as project management and expense tracking
Bar Admittance
  • Member in good standing of the Texas Bar
  • Member of the Houston Bar Association
  • Member of the American Bar Association
  • CALI Award in Negotiations (view award)
  • Highest Grades in the Following Law School Courses
    • International Tax
    • Tax Research
    • Tax Practice & Procedures
    • Tax Ethics
    • Tax Controversy & Litigation
    • Comparative Taxation I
    • Comparative Taxation II
    • Business & The Law Seminar
    • Negotiations
Technical Experience
  • Westlaw/WestlawNext
  • LexisNexis
  • Bloomberg Law
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Operating Systems: Windows, OSx
  • Databases: Microsoft SQL, MySql, Oracle
  • Programming Languages: C#, VB, VB.Net, PHP, Objective-C, HTML
  • Other: Adobe Creative Suite
Notable Coursework
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Advanced Issues in Federal Income Taxation
  • Partnership & S Corp Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Tax Practice & Procedures
  • International Tax
  • Tax Controversy & Litigation
  • Tax Accounting
  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Trust and Estate Taxation
  • Comparative Taxation I
  • Comparative Taxation II
  • Tax Research
  • Tax Ethics
  • Patent Law
Writing Samples
Pretrial Memorandum: This file contains a pretrial memorandum that was written for Tax Controversey & Litigation, which was taught by Tax Court Judge Juan Vasquez.
Social Networking & Employment: This paper was a requirement for the Business & the Law Seminar course. It deals with issues faced by employees and employers with the rise of social media.