EXPERIENCE
Training
I have had training, as well as experience, in working with the issues of mental health and mental retardation.  Each of the following seminars have had training with regarding to working with a mentally retarded/mentally ill client:
 
TCDLA Capital Murder Seminar
Galveston, Texas
March, 2002
 
TCDLA Capital Murder Seminar
Houston, Texas
March, 2001
 
Texas Defender Services Mitigation Seminar
Dallas, Texas
April, 2001
 
NITA Habeas Training Seminar
Houston, Texas
2001
 
Federal Habeas Seminar
Habeas Assistance Training Counsel
Administrative Office, United States Court
Denver, Colorado
 
State Habeas Training Seminar
Habeas Assistance Training Counsel
Administrative Office, United States Court
Austin, Texas
 
Mental Retardation Update
Center For American and International Law
Austin, Texas
 
Third Annual Mental Health and the Criminal Law Seminar
        Habeas Assistance Training Counsel
Administrative Office, United States Court
Atlanta, GA
 
Capital Trial Advocacy
“Persuading the Jury that your
         Client is Not a Future Danger”
The Center for American and International Law
Plano, Texas
January 17, 2003
 
Capital Murder Trial Training
Georgia Indigent Defense Council/GACDL
Jekyll Island, GA
February 6-9, 2003
 
Federal Habeas Corpus Training
U.S. Court Administration/HAT
August 19-23, 2004
St. Louis, MO
 
Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Annual Criminal Defense Seminar
January 7-8, 2005
 
TCDLA/CDLP Forensic Seminar
September 22-23, 2005
Dallas, Texas
           
Third National Forensic Evidence and the Criminal Law Seminar
January 26-29, 2006
St. Anthony Wyndham Hotel
San Antonio, TX
 
Fourth National Forensic Evidence and the Criminal Law Seminar
January 18-21, 2007
Marriot New Orleans at the Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana 
 
Life in the Balance 2007
March 10-13, 2007
The Fairmont Hotel
Dallas, TX
 
Capital Defense Training
National Consortium for Capital Defense Training
May 10-12, 2007
Center for American and International Law
Plano, TX
 
Mental Health and Mental Retardation Law
December 14, 2007
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX
 
Convicting the Innocent
April 4, 2008
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
 
Forensics
October 23-24, 2008
TCDLA
Dallas, TX
 
6th National Forensics and the Criminal Law
January 7-10, 2010
Hilton Bayfront Hotel
San Diego, California
 
Fourth National Seminar on Mental Health
       and the Criminal Law
January 13-16, 2014
Royal Sonesta Hotel
New Orleans, LA
 
Eighth National Seminar on the Development and
         Integration of Mitigation Evidence
March 31-April 2, 2014
Drake Hotel
Chicago, IL
 
Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program Training
April, 2013
Hotel Derek
Houston, Texas
 
13th Annual Forensics and Innocence for Students
October 1-2, 2015
Crowne Plaza Downtown
Dallas, Texas
 
 
 
Additionally, I have had experience in working with mentally retarded, mentally ill and autistic clients on numerous occasions, most recently, as a consulting expert (under State of Texas vs. DeFreece) in the State of Texas vs. Johnny Paul Penry.