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Ebanks, Smith And Carlson L.L.P.

Attorney Profiles

 

JAMES DAVID EBANKS, born Houston, Texas, April 19, 1959. Admitted to bar: 1984, Texas.  Admitted to bar: 2004, Tennessee.  Admitted to practice before: United States Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.  Education: University of Kansas (B.A., 1981); University of Houston (J.D., 1984).  Delta Theta Phi.  Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists; American Bar Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; Defense Research Institute; Trucking Industry Defense Association; and, Level I Member: Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.  Board Certifications: Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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DEANNA DEAN SMITH, born Houston, Texas, April 18, 1961.  Admitted to bar: 1990, Texas.  Admitted to bar: 2004, Tennessee.  Admitted to practice before: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas.  Education: OklahomaStateUniversity (B.S., 1982); South TexasCollege of Law (J.D., 1989).  Phi Delta Phi.  National Champion, American Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, (1990).  Adjunct Professor: University of Houston (2003); SouthTexasCollege of Law (1990-1999).  Speaker: South Texas College of Law, “Advanced Personal Injury Law”, (May 1994); Law Journal Seminars, “Fen-Phen Medical Aspects and Potential Liability” (1998); PESI, “Texas Nursing Home Negligence” (January 1999); State Bar of Texas, “Advanced Personal Injury Law” (August 2001); State Bar of Texas, “Choosing and Courting a Jury” (April 2002); State Bar of Texas, “Nursing Home Liability” (November 2002); PESI, “Texas Nursing Home Negligence” (January 2003); State Bar of Texas, “Choosing and Courting a Jury”  (April 2003); Texas Association of Defense Counsel, “Nursing Home Negligence” (June 2003); 22nd Annual Houston Perinatal Symposium, “How to Survive a Deposition: What You Wish You Had Documented” (February 2005); ARN 2005 Annual Expo & Seminar, “How to Survive a Deposition: What You Wish You Had Documented” (June 2005);  Member:  Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Texas Bar Foundation; American Bar Association; Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit; and, American Board of Trial Advocates.  Board Certifications: Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


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A. DAVID CARLSON, born Tampa, Florida, August 27, 1955.  Admitted to bars: 1980, Texas; 1981, Florida; 1992, Colorado.  Admitted to practice before: U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas; and U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.  Education: FloridaStateUniversity (B.S., 1977); South TexasCollege of Law (J.D., 1980). Phi Alpha Delta; University of South Florida, Certificate in Circuit Civil Mediation.  Assistant District Attorney, HarrisCounty, (1980-82).  Member: Houston Bar Association; Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Houston Bar Association; Florida Academy of Professional Mediators; American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; The Florida Bar; The Colorado Bar; National District Attorneys’ Association; National College of District and County Attorneys; Association of Attorney Mediators; Lead Counsel ATF Raid Commanders before United States Congressional Sub-Committee Hearings and resulting Federal Litigation Arising from Branch Davidian Raid at Waco.  Board Certifications:  Mediation and Arbitration, The Supreme Court of Florida.

 

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MARVIN C. MOOS, born Wilmington, Delaware, February 26, 1959.  Admitted to bar: 1990, Texas.  Admitted to practice before: U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Fifth, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits; U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas.  Education: ColoradoSchool of Mines (B.S., 1981); SouthTexasCollege of Law (J.D., 1990).  Order of the Lytae.  Member, Law Review, (1989-1990).  Briefing Attorney, Hon. Joe Draughn, Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Houston, Texas, (1990-1991).  Speaker:  IADC Contracts and Risk Management Conference, “Cleere vs. Dominion: Lessons Learned from the 5th Circuit’s Decision” (November 2004).  Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; and Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.  Board Certifications:  Civil Appellate Law — Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


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GREGORY C. ROTA, born Greenwich, Connecticut, August 21, 1971.  Admitted to bar: 1997, Texas.  Admitted to practice before: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of Texas.  Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1993) SouthTexasCollege of Law (J.D., 1996).  Member: Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association; State Bar of Texas; and, American Bar Association.


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CHASTITI N. HORNE, born Hemphill, Texas, March 28, 1971.  Admitted to bar: 1998, Texas.  Admitted to practice before: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts of the Northern, Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas.  Education: StephenF.AustinStateUniversity (B.A., 1993); South TexasCollege of Law (J.D., 1998).  National Order of Barristers.  Officer, Board of Advocates, (1997-1998).  National Champion, Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, (1998).  Semi-finalist, Texas Invitational Mock Trial Competition, (1997).  Adjunct Professor: SouthTexasCollege of Law (1998-present).  Speaker: PESI, “Texas Nursing Home Negligence” (January 2003); ARC 2003 Healthcare Conference, “Documentation: Safe Passage in Healthcare” (June 2003); 22nd Annual Houston Perinatal Symposium, “How to Survive a Deposition: What You Wish You Had Documented” (February 2005); ARN 2005 Annual Expo & Seminar, “How to Survive a Deposition: What You Wish You Had Documented” (June 2005); Volunteer: Child Advocates, Inc.; Board of Directors (2001-2003), Justice for Children; HarrisCounty Adult Volunteer of the Year 2001.  Member: Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management; and, American Bar Association.


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TORY F. TAYLOR, born Dallas, Texas, August 29, 1970.  Admitted to bar: 1998, Texas.  Admitted to practice before: U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas. Education: RollinsCollege (B.A., 1992); South TexasCollege of Law (J.D., 1998).  Texas Invitational Mock Trial Competition, (1996).  National Mock Trial Competition, (1997).  Georgetown Invitational Mock Trial Competition, (1997).  American Trial Lawyers Association National Mock Trial Competition, (1998); Board of Advocates.  Adjunct Professor: SouthTexasCollege of Law (2003).  Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Houston Young Lawyers Association; and, Texas Association of Defense Counsel.


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BRIDGETT M. MATTHES, born Chillicothe, Ohio, November 30, 1973.  Admitted to bar: 1999, Texas.  Education: University of Texas (B.S., Journalism/Public Relations Sequence, 1996); SouthTexasCollege of Law (J.D., 1999).  Finalist, Illinois State University National Health Law Moot Court Competition, (1998).  Finalist, JohnMarshallLawSchool National Information and Technology Moot Court Competition, (1998).  Best Team, Best Advocate, Best Appellant’s Brief, Nova Southeastern National Moot Court Competition, (1998).  Finalist, Best Brief, 3rd Place Speaker, Texas State Bar Moot Court Competition, (1999).  Finalist, Speaker Award, American Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, (1999).  Finalist, 2nd Place Speaker, American Bar Association Regional National Competition, (1999).  Director, Board of Advocates, (1999).  Order of the Barristers, (1999).  Dean T. Gerald Treece “Heart of the South Texas Advocate Award”, (1999).  Member, CURRENTS International Trade Law Journal, (1997-1998).  Publication: “The Euro: A Trojan Horse for Europe?”  CURRENTS International Trade Law Journal, (Winter 1998).  Adjunct Professor: SouthTexasCollege of Law (2003-present).  Speaker: “Appellate Argument for Trial Lawyers,” SouthTexasCollege of Law C.L.E., March 2005; ARC 2003 Healthcare Conference, “Documentation: Safe Passage in Healthcare” (June 2003).  Member: Houston Bar Association; (Committees: Speakers Bureau [2003 to Present]; Intra-Professional Drug Education Alliance [2003 to Present; Chairperson, 2005-2006]); Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management; (Committee: Education Day [2004-Present]); State Bar of Texas; and, Texas Association of Defense Counsel.


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PATRICK B. LARKIN, born Richardson, Texas, May 18, 1971.  Admitted to bar: 1999, Texas.  Admitted to practice before: U.S. District Court of the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.  Education: TexasA & MUniversity (B.S., Economics, 1994); SouthTexasCollege of Law (J.D., 1999).  Articles Editor, CURRENTS International Trade Law Journal, (1997-1999).  Publication:  “International Antitrust: A Comparison of United States and European Union Antitrust Law,” CURRENTS International Trade Law Journal, (Summer 1998).  Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Houston Young Lawyers Association; and, American Bar Association.


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JOSHUA C. ANDERSON, born Kaufman, Texas, September 10, 1974.  Admitted to bar: 2000, Texas.  Admitted to practice before:  U.S. District Courts of the Southern District of Texas.  Education: TexasA & MUniversity (B.B.A., 1997); Tulane University of Louisiana (J.D., cum laude, 2000).  Intern for Hon. David Hittner, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, (1998).  Member: Houston Bar Association; and, State Bar of Texas.

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JOSHUA K. DAVIS, born Austin, Texas, January 20, 1973.  Admitted to bar: 2001, Texas.  Education: SouthwestTexasStateUniversity (B.A., 1997); South TexasCollege of Law (J.D., 2001).  Sigma Alpha Epsilon.  Director, Board of Advocates, (2000-2001).  National Champion, Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition, (2000).  Texas Administrative Law Moot Court Tournament, (2000).  Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; and, American Bar Association.

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CAROLINE CLINTON, born Canton, Ohio, December 7, 1976.  Admitted to bar: 2003, Texas.  Education: TexasA & MUniversity (B.B.A., 1999); South TexasCollege of Law (J.D. 2003).  Delta Delta Delta.  Quarterfinalist, Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition (2002).  Semi-finalist, State Bar of Texas Administrative and Public Law Moot Court Competition (2002).  Volunteer: Young Professionals for Children (YPC).  Member:  Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Houston Young Lawyers Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism; and, American Bar Association.


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BENJAMIN B. LEIBMAN, born Bronx, New York, July 30, 1976.  Admitted to bar, 2004, Texas.  Education:  University of Texas at Austin (B.A., Psychology, 1999); SouthTexasCollege of Law (J.D. 2004).  Member, Law Review (2002-2003).  Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Fraternity (2002-2004).  Director, Board of Advocates (2003-2004).  Finalist, 2003 Pepperdine University National Moot Court Competition, Malibu, CA.  Best Brief, 2003 Pepperdine University National Moot Court Competition, Malibu, CA.  Third Place, Scribes – American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects – National Appellate Brief Award (2004).  Semifinalist, 2004 Judge John R. Brown National Admiralty Moot Court Competition, New Orleans, LA.  Varsity Advocate/Brief Captain, 2003 Evans National Moot Court Competition, Madison, WI.  Finalist, Leroy Jeffers Intramural Moot Court Competition (2002).  Best Brief, Leroy Jeffers Intramural Moot Court Competition (2002).  Quarterfinalist, 2002 Dunn, Kacal, Adams, Pappas & Law Mock Trial Competition.  Member:  State Bar of Texas; Houston Young Lawyers Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; and, American Bar Association


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