Contributors

Paul C. Looney

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Paul C. Looney, a former award-winning salesman and 1990 graduate of South Texas School of Law, has not suffered a final conviction in any of his last 59 criminal jury trials, a winning streak that stretches back to 1995. He has tried a wide array of civil and criminal cases in numerous State and Federal courts across the U.S.

Peter M. Barrett

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Peter Barrett is a partner at the law firm of Barrett Bright Lassiter Linder Perez. He graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1994 and has been in private practice since then. Peter concentrates on federal and state criminal defense and was President of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association from 2004 to 2005. He has previously contributed to the Voice.

Prof. Elizabeth M. McKenzie

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Elizabeth M. McKenzie was Director of the Moakley Library at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, from 1996–2014. She was previously Head of Readers Services at St. Louis University, from 1986–1996. She has taught many law students and graduate students basic and advanced legal research skills and thinks practicing lawyers need to know more ways to find reliable free resources on the Internet.

Q. Tate Williams

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Q. Tate Williams earned his BA in Archaeological Studies and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1996, then attended the University of Houston Law Center, earned his JD Tate was admitted to the bar in 1999. He’s a member of the Criminal Justice and Family Law Sections of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, the Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association.

Ralph Miller

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Ralph Miller is the lead technical consultant to the Federal Prison Authority. He has over 24 years of experience working with the Bureau of Prisons. Ralph retired in September 2017 while employed at the Designation and Sentence Computation Center, where he served as a Senior Designator. He is a subject matter expert in the classification and designation of federal defendants and specializes in sex offender classification and designations. He was also an instructor at the National Correctional Academy in the classification of inmates.

Randy Schaffer

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Randy Schaffer received a BA from the University of Texas at Austin and his JD from the University of Texas School of Law.

Randy Wilson

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Randy Wilson has been a sole practitioner in Abilene for more than 43 years, handling cases ranging from capital murder to DWI. He has handled eight capital cases during his years of practice, and none of his clients have received the death penalty. He was a defense attorney for several members of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints subsequent to the State of Texas raid on the YFZ Ranch in Schleicher County when over 400 children were seized and removed by CPS. He is a former chair of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute and present Board Member.

Ray McMains

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Ray McMains, co-founder of F.I.S.S. (Forensic Information Solution Services), was with the Texas Breath Test Program for 17 years as a certified Technical Supervisor. In 2009, he was honored with the Medal of Merit award for his development of the State’s Black Mamba software system. This is the system that acquires and retains the data from all the Intoxilyzers used statewide. Prior to working with DPS, Ray served in the United States Army as a Cryptologic Intercepter and was stationed in Korea, where he intercepted and analyzed foreign communication signals.

Richard Anderson

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Richard Anderson is a past chairman of the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee, past chairman of the Criminal Justice section of the State Bar of Texas, past president of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and a past president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is a professional has-been and former Notary Public. Currently he’s the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas.

Richard Gladden

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Richard Gladden, Attorney at Law, has been a member of TCDLA since 2001 and was named co-recipient of the Percy Forman Lawyer of the Year Award in 2016. He maintains his office in Denton, Texas.