Ken Mahaffey

Ken Mahaffey received his JD at St. Mary’s School of Law in 1986. He served as a briefing attorney for the Third Court of Appeals from 1986 to 1987, then in the Wise County District Attorney’s Office from 1988 to 1989. Ken is currently a sole practitioner in Austin, Texas, concentrating on appellate advocacy. Part 2 of his article will appear in the April issue.

Kerri Anderson Donica

Kerri Anderson Donica is a solo attorney in Corsicana, where she has practiced for over 30 years in Navarro and the surrounding counties. She served as an Assistant District Attorney prior to seeing the light and entering private practice. Kerri received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and law degree from Baylor Law School. She has had the privilege of serving a number of years on TCDLA’s board and in a variety of other facets of TCDLA. Kerri is also a TCDLA Super Fellow.

Kerry Max Cook

Kerry Cook is the author of the award-winning memoir Chasing Justice, a recognized media resource, a Continuing Legal Instructor, a court-certified Life Sentence Consultant, as well as a Mitigation Consultant and an Attorney-Client Envoy. Mr. Cook can be contacted at

Kimberly A. Hart

Kimberly A. Hart is a licensed private investigator and trial consultant in Toledo, Ohio. She first became involved in defending false allegations of abuse in the mid ’80s and was appalled by the dearth of knowledge and experience in the legal and professional communities to deal with false allegations of abuse. In 1990, Ms.

Kristin Etter

Kristin Etter is a partner in Sumpter & Gonzalez, LLP, in Austin. She is certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Kristin has represented the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association at the Texas Capitol for the past four sessions.

Kristin R. Brown

Kristin Brown graduated magna cum laude from Texas Wesleyan School of Law and then obtained a Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of the Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming—an elite organization that accepts only those attorneys who serve the people, not the government.

Kyle Therrian

Kyle Therrian received his JD from the University of Oklahoma. He practices state and federal criminal defense and criminal appellate law in Collin County, Texas. Kyle has been recognized by National Trial Lawyers as Top 40 Under 40 in criminal defense. In additional to his membership in TCDLA, he is a member of the State Bar College and a founding member of the McKinney Bar Association. Kyle also volunteers as a teen court judge and coaches the Collin County Teen Court competition teams.

L.T. “Butch” Bradt

L.T. “Butch” Bradt is a general practitioner in Sugar Land. Licensed for 38 years and in 23 different courts, he has handled cases throughout the country. Recognized as an experienced trial and appellate attorney, he handles criminal, tax, civil, corporate, probate and § 1983 matters. On the criminal side, he has successfully defended everything from speeding tickets to capital murder.

Lanny Begley

Lanny Begley received his B.A. in Political Science from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee and his JD from Baylor University School of Law, where he was active in both Phi Alpha Delta and the Order of Barristers. Lanny previously worked in both civil and federal administrative law before going into criminal defense full time. Since 2015, he has had the pleasure of defending clients throughout Dallas–Fort Worth as an associate attorney with the Coffey Firm.

Lawrence G. Boyd

Lawrence G. Boyd is a private practitioner who practices in the Dallas area. He limits his practice to that of criminal and driver's license suspension law, particularly administrative license revocation (“ALR”). A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio (Class of ’75) and Southern Methodist University School of Law (Class of ’78), Lawrence is a member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas (2012–2015). A 25-year member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, he is author of Administrative License Revocation Manual, now available from Knowles Publishing.