Contributors

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.

Richard Roberts

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Richard Roberts is a third-year law student in the top 5 percent of his class at Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE. He is an articles editor for the Widener Law Review and Vice President for the Widener Moot Court Honor Society. For the past two years, he has worked under Justin McShane learning about the science behind DUI and DUID. After graduation, Richard hopes to practice in the area of criminal defense so he may continue to protect citizens accused of crimes.

Rick Oliver

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Rick Oliver is a 2007 graduate of South Texas College of Law. He has been in private practice as a solo practitioner since 2008. He is a member of TCDLA, HCCLA, MCCDLA, NACDL, NCDD, and DUIDLA. His practice is devoted to criminal trial and appellate issues. He lives in Humble with his wife and two children.

Robb Fickman

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Robb Fickman, a member of the TCDLA Board of Directors, also served as President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) in 2006–2007. He has been in private practice for 31 years. In 2010, Robb organized the first July 4th public reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Harris County Criminal Courthouse. In 2010, he was featured on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Best of 2010 DVD as one of the highest-rated speakers. When not in court, Robb climbs mountains—including Mt. Rainier, Mt.

Robert Eutsler

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Robert Eutsler is married with four children, a Houston native, a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, and a former municipal judge. He was president of the Harris County Municipal Justice Bar Association and currently sits on its board. He is a frequent speaker and a member of the Traffic Lawyers of Texas. He primarily defends driving-related crimes and DPS suspension actions, including DWI, DWLI, racing, reckless driving, speeding and other traffic offenses. He and his staff, led by wife Michelle, also research and restore lost driving privileges.

Robert Fickman

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For the past 28 years Robb Fickman has defended people accused of serious State and Federal crimes. A frequent speaker on topics including “Cross Examination of Snitches” and “Trial Preparation,” Robb served as President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) (2006-2007). As President, he led the demand for the City of Houston to fully fund the investigation into the HPD Crime Lab Scandal.

Robert Pelton

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Robert Pelton is the former President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), Associate Director for TCDLA, and Feature Articles Editor of the Voice, as well as serving as editor and assistant editor of Docket Call. Among his many honors, Robert

Sam Adamo Jr.

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In legal training since he was two years old, Sam Adamo Jr. was learning how to preserve error while others learned their ABCs. At his middle school mock trial, he was rushed to the emergency room after stabbing himself seven times in the hand recreating the crime scene. He now writes left-handed. Sam obtained a degree in Business at the University of San Diego, where he captained the men’s basketball team, leading the conference in both three-point percentage and technical fouls.

Samuel E. Bassett

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Sam Bassett, the 2015–16 TCDLA president, is a partner at Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins in Austin, Texas. He received his law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas. Sam has been board certified in criminal law since 1994. He practices criminal defense and family law. Sam is listed in Best Lawyers in America, is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbel, and is a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer.