Contributors

Rachel D. Fischer

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A native from Detroit, MI, Rachel Fischer, BSN, RN, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P, is a forensic nurse examiner and a legal nurse consultant who does expert witness testimony and various case reviews with attorneys. Rachel came to Texas to help build a forensic nursing program at a hospital system and in the community. As a forensic nurse, Rachel specializes in sexual assault, strangulation, domestic violence, human trafficking, and other forms of abuse and medical malpractice. She can be reached at f4ischer@icloud.com.

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.

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.