Contributors

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.

Ted Vosk

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Ted Vosk is a criminal defense attorney and legal/forensic consultant. A Goldwater Scholar, he graduated with honors in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics from Eastern Michigan University. Thereafter, he studied in the PhD program for physics at Cornell University before earning a JD from Harvard Law School. A member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and Mensa, he has written, broadcast, presented, and taught around the country on topics ranging from string theory to the doctrine of constitutional separation of powers.

Ted Wood

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Ted Wood has a degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from Baylor Law School, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor on the Baylor Law Review. He works as an Assistant Public Defender with the Harris County Public Defenders Office in Houston. Ted spends part of his time working on legislative issues and part of his time working on appeals. He has been a public defender since December of 2015. Prior to working for Harris County, Ted spent more than 13 years as an assistant general counsel for the Texas Office of Court Administration (OCA).

Tip Hargrove

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Tip Hargrove is from San Angelo, where he has practiced criminal defense and family law since 1977. He graduated from the Military College of South Carolina, also known as The Citadel, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law. He has been a TCDLA member since 1989 and presently serves on the Board of Directors. In addition, he is a member of the State Bar Family Law Council.

Todd Duncan

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Todd Duncan is a partner in the law firm of Joaquin & Duncan, LLC, in Hurst, Texas. He graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law and served as an Associate Editor of the Law Review. His practice consists primarily of research and writing for other attorneys on a contract basis, particularly focusing on federal sentencing mitigation, state and federal pretrial motions and briefs, and post-conviction relief. His firm publishes Sentencing Partners,  a free, monthly newsletter that offers summaries of current circuit court decisions dealing with federal sentencing issues.

Tony Vitz

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Tony Vitz has over 26 years of courtroom experience. He has been training consistently since 1999, when he attended the legendary Trial Lawyer’s College in Wyoming, a select group of lawyers from across the country who specialize in helping people. While at the Trial Lawyer’s College, he was introduced to psychodrama and has had extensive training in the use of its techniques. This training has given him tools to learn his client’s stories and enables him to effectively share them with the jury.

Troy McKinney

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Troy McKinney received a dual-major BS from Houston Baptist in political science and speech and a JD from South Texas College of Law as valedictorian. He is a board-certified specialist in Criminal Law, Criminal Appellate Law, and in DWI Defense Law (the only lawyer in Texas to have all three). Troy, an Assistant Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, is a past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and past board member of TCDLA and CDLP.

Tyrone Moncriffe

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Tyrone Moncriffe, a faculty member of the Criminal Defense Institute, is a popular lecturer at TCDLA seminars, speaking about acting and storytelling in trials, using skills learned from the Sandra Zimmers Self-Expression Center in Houston. He is an active faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Institute, where he assists with training members in various trial tactics such as voir dire, direct/cross-examination, and the psychology of stories as they relate to trials.