In re Z.G.J., No. 04-08-00410-CV, 2008 WL 4500262 (Tex. App.-San Antonio October 8, 2008, no pet.) (mem. op.)
On behalf of parents seeking custody of their children, successfully defended a trial court’s subject matter jurisdiction over a habeas corpus action to determine whether restrictions placed on parents by another Texas trial court violated the family’s fundamental rights and due process protections under the Texas and United States constitutions.
In re Department of Family and Protective Services, No. 04-08-00499-CV, 2008 WL 4344946 (Tex. App.-San Antonio Sept. 25, 2008, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.)
In a mandamus action, successfully defended a trial court’s refusal to dismiss a habeas corpus action brought by a family to challenge whether restrictions placed on parents by another Texas trial court violated the family’s fundamental rights and due process protections under the Texas and United States constitutions.
Williams v. Williams, 246 S.W.3d 207 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2007, no pet.)
Successfully appealed a judgment dividing a marital estate by persuading the court of appeals that the trial court misinterpreted the parties’ premarital agreement.
Broesche v. Jacobson, 218 S.W.3d 267 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] 2007, pet. denied)
Successfully defended on appeal a summary judgment, sanctions order, and fee award for an interpleading party in a dispute over the interpretation of a divorce decree.
In re SCS, No. 06-0129 (Tex.); In re Marriage of DIS and SCS, No 2005-45073 (310th Dist. Ct., Harris County)
In a divorce case involving simultaneous proceedings in Texas and California, defended against a mandamus petition in the Texas Supreme Court challenging a choice of forum under the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, and provided pre-trial analysis and briefing on legal issues and strategies in both the Texas and California trial courts, resulting in a favorable settlement shortly before trial.
In re Schoelpple, 14-06-01038-CV, 2007 WL 431877 (Tex. App. - Houston [14th Dist.] Feb. 8, 2007, orig. proceeding) (mem. op.)
Successfully defended a challenge by mandamus to an order granting a grandparent access to his four-year old grandchild; in a rare departure from the customary summary denial, the court of appeals issued a five-page memorandum opinion denying the petition and affirming the grandparent’s right of access.
In the Interest of O.G.M., a Child, 988 S.W.2d 473 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist.] 1999, pet. dism’d)
Prosecuted an appeal in the first Texas case to address parental rights involving a child conceived through in vitro fertilization; persuaded the Texas Supreme Court to hear the case and presented argument, after which the parties reached a settlement.