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EBANKS,
SMITH &
CARLSON, L.L.P.
2500 Five Houston Center
1401 McKinney
Houston, TX   77010
  713-333-4500
713-333-4600 fax
 
 
   
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  Attorney Profiles

  James David Ebanks

Born Houston, Texas, April 19, 1959. Admitted to bar, 1984, Texas. 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; American Bar Association; American Board of Trial Advocates; Defense Research Institute; and, Level I Member: Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel. Board Certifications: Personal Injury Trial Law; Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
     
  Deanna Dean Smith

Born Houston, Texas, April 18, 1961. Admitted to bar, 1990, Texas. 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: Oklahoma State University (B.S., 1982); South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1989). Phi Delta Phi. National Champion, American Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, (1990). Adjunct Professor: University of Houston (2003); South Texas College 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" (Apri12002); 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). Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; Texas Bar Foundation; American Bar Association; and, American Board of Trial Advocates.
     
  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. Education: Florida State University (B.S., 1977); South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1980). Phi Delta Alpha Delta. Assistant District Attorney, Harris County, (1980-82). Member: Houston Bar Association; American Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; The Florida Bar; The Colorado Bar; National District Attorneys' Association; National College of District Attorneys; and, Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
     
  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 and Southern Districts of Texas. Education: Colorado School of Mines (B.S., 1981); South Texas College 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). Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; and, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit.
     
  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 Court of the Southern District of Texas. Education: University of Texas (B.A., 1993) South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1996). Member: Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association; State Bar of Texas; and, American Bar Association.
     
  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: Stephen F. Austin State University (B.A., 1993); South Texas College 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). Quarterfinalist, San Diego National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition. Quarterfinalist, Judge John R. Brown National Admiralty Moot Court Competition. Adjunct Professor: South Texas College of Law (1998-present). Speaker: PESI, "Texas Nursing Home Negligence" (January 2003). Volunteer: Child Advocates, Inc.; Board of Directors, Justice for Children; Harris County Adult Volunteer of the Year 2001. Member: Houston Bar Association; Houston Young Lawyers Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel; and, American Bar Association.
     
  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: Rollins College (B.A., 1992); South Texas College 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: South Texas College of Law (2003). Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Houston Young Lawyers Association; and, Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
     
  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); South Texas College of Law (J.D., 1999). Finalist, Illinois State University National Health Law Moot Court Competition, (1998). Finalist, John Marshall Law School 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). Member: Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; and, Texas Association of Defense Counsel.
     
  Patrick B. Larkin

Born Richardson, Texas, May 18, 1971. Admitted to bar, 1999, Texas. Admitted to practice before: U.S. District Courts of the Eastern, Western, Northen and Southern District Courts of Texas.  Education: Texas A & M University (B.S., 1994); South Texas College 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; Texas Young Lawyers Association; and, American Bar Association.
     
  Joshua C. Anderson

Born Kaufman, Texas, September 10, 1974. Admitted to bar, 2000, Texas. Education: Texas A & M University (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.
     
 

Joshua K. Davis

Born Austin, Texas, January 20, 1973. Admitted to bar, 2001, Texas. Education: Southwest Texas State University (B.A., 1997); South Texas College 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.

   

 

David M. Irwin

Born Houston, Texas, September 11, 1970.  Admitted to bar, 1997, Texas.  Education: University of Houston (B.B.A., 1994); University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 1997).  John Black Moot Court Competition, (1997, 1998).  Assistant District Attorney, Matagorda County, (1998-2000).  Volunteer:  Justice for Children, Legal Research Committee.  Member: State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association; Matagorda County Bar Association; Wharton County Bar Association; and Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

 

   

Jennifer Monday Leman

Born Houston, Texas, December 3, 1969; Admitted to bar, 1997, Texas; Admitted to practice before: U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.  Education: Southern Methodist University (B.A., 1993); Legal education, University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 1996).  Fraternity:  Phi Alpha Delta.  Hippard Mock Trial; Blakely Moot Court.  Member: American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section; State Bar of Texas; Texas Young Lawyers Association; Houston Young Lawyer’s Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

 

 

 

 

Caroline Clinton

Born Canton, Ohio, December 7, 1976.  Admitted to bar, 2003, Texas.  Education: Texas A & M University (B.B.A., 1999); South Texas College of Law (J.D. 2003).  Quarterfinalist, Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition (2002).  Semi-finalist, State Bar of Texas Administrative and Public Law Moot Court Competition (2002).  Member:  Houston Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Houston Young Lawyers Association; Texas Association of Defense Counsel and American Bar Association.

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