Contributors

Stan Brown

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Stan Brown is a 1969 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, licensed by the State Bar of Texas for 45 years. He has been a solo practitioner in Abilene since 1972, a member of TCDLA since 1974 (having served on the Board of Directors from approximately the mid-’80s to the mid-’90s), TCDLA Super Fellow, Board Certified in Criminal Law since 1979, Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law since the inception of that specialty, and was the first recipient of the State Bar Warren Burnett Award for Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters in 2011.

Stanley G. Schneider

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Stanley G. Schneider is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He graduated from St. Mary's University Law School in 1974 and was licensed by the State Bar of Texas in October 1974. A member of the Staff Counsel for Inmates Texas Department of Corrections from August 1974 to October 31, 1977, he attended Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in October 2000. His private practice was established in Houston in 1977.

Stephen Doggett

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Stephen Doggett received a BA in political science from the University of Texas and his JD from the University of Texas Law School in 1975. He has been president of the Fort Bend County Bar Association and the Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyer Association, as well as being president of his Rotary and Jaycees clubs. The Fort Bend County Criminal Bar gave Stephen their Atticus Finch Award “in recognition of professional excellence in pursuing justice and protecting the rights of individuals.” Stephen is a solo practitioner in Richmond, Texas, with his oldest son.

Stephen Gustitis

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Stephen Gustitis is a criminal defense lawyer in Bryan-College Station. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also a husband, father, and retired amateur bicycle racer.

Steve Jumes

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Steve Jumes, Senior Counsel with Brown, PC, is a former criminal prosecutor in Tarrant and Dallas counties as well as an Assistant United States Attorney assigned to the Asset Forfeiture Section of the Criminal Division of the Northern District of Texas. His work with the federal government included handling complex civil and criminal forfeiture litigation pertaining to narcotics, money laundering, wire fraud, healthcare fraud, and firearms cases.

Steve Sumner

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South Carolina DUI Lawyer Steve Sumner exclusively handles misdemeanor and felony DUI defense. He is a member the National College for DUI Defense, holds an AV-preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and a “Superb” ranking with Avvo. He represents clients in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson counties, South Carolina. You can contact him at www.upstatedui.com or 864-235-3834.

Steven Denny

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Steven Denny graduated from Texas Tech School of Law and started his career as a criminal defense attorney in Lubbock, then worked a few years as a prosecutor in Amarillo. He has trained Afghan judges, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and police in Afghanistan as a contract justice advisor for the Department of State. He is currently practicing criminal defense in the Amarillo area.

Susan Madden Lankford

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Susan Madden Lankford earned a BS in medical technology from the University of Nebraska, did graduate work in photography, and attended workshops with photographic masters such as Ansel Adams and Richard Misrach. After years as a successful professional photographer, Susan shifted her focus and founded Humane Exposures, which seeks to turn public indifference to at-risk members of society into humane awareness and response.

Susan Schoon

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Susan Schoon graduated magna cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2004 and immediately went into private practice defending citizens accused of crime. Susan handles defense of all state criminal charges, mainly in Comal, Guadalupe, and Hays counties. She also assists persons throughout Texas in appealing their convictions. Susan currently serves as President of the Comal County Criminal Defense Bar. She loves dogs, the Dallas Cowboys, the San Antonio Spurs, Gruene Hall, and Shiner Beer.

T.W. Davidson

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T. W. Davidson is a criminal defense trial and appellate attorney who practices in Tyler and across Northeast Texas. A former Marine Corps officer, he composes music for a singing group, The Lucky Ones, and writes stories. He is the proud father of a bright and beautiful daughter at Texas A&M.