Contributors

Charles Blevins

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Charles Blevins is a 2012 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, and has been associated with the Lubbock firm of Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl since 2013. He was recognized with the Excellence for the Future Award during his stint with the Caprock Regional Public Defender Clinic as a student attorney. He is a member of the Texas State Bar College, TCDLA, LCDLA, and Texas Family Law Section. He and his wife Laura have four children.

Charles D. Butts

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Charles D. Butts, a charter member of TCDLA and former president (1987–88) as well as a member of the TCDLA Hall of Fame, has also served as president of the San Antonio Bar Association (1979–80) and director of the State Bar of Texas (1981–83). Charles has been a member of the Editorial Board of San Antonio Lawyer magazine since 1999 and a frequent contributor. Charles’ many honors include listing in the Best Lawyers of America (1991–present).

Chris Hesse

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Chris Hesse is a criminal defense attorney in Amarillo, Texas. He graduated with a BA from the University of Oklahoma and a JD from Texas Tech University School of Law. Chris served two tours of duty in Iraq and achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps after a 10-year career. He is licensed in Texas, all the federal courts in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, The U.S.

Chris Raesz

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Chris Raesz practices in Denton, Texas, after graduating from Baylor Law School. Chris’ experience includes a wide variety of legal matters, civil and criminal, but primarily always against the government. Chris is licensed in Texas, including all Federal Districts, the 5th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He can be reached at c_raesz@chrisraeszpc.com.

Chris Samuelson

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Chris Samuelson has been defending against DWI offenses in Texas since 1997. Formerly a partner with Trichter & Samuelson in Houston, Chris has been independent for more than a decade. A member of the National College For DUI Defense and a contributing author to the newly revised Texas DWI Manual, Chris has taught at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course and has been a regular on the speaking circuit for many years. He recently expanded his practice into Colorado, and he maintains an office in both Houston as well as Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Christina Caldwell

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Joel Caldwell, Psy.D., and Christina Caldwell, Psy.D., are the founders of Crisis Recovery Specialists. With their 30 years of experience working with people hoping to survive the most difficult times of their lives, they assist individuals and families across the country with the personal, professional, and social fallout of the legal process. The Caldwells have been published in the Miami Herald, Boston Globe, Charlotte Observer, Dallas Morning News, About.com, and Ask.com, among others.

Christina M. Koenig

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Christina Koenig is a second-year law student at Texas Tech University and an intern with the Travis County Mental Health Public Defender. Ms. Koenig also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, with a Legal Studies Concentration, from the University of Dallas.

Christina T. Kline

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Christina T. Kline is an associate attorney at the litigation firm Lorandos Joshi in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She earned a bachelor’s degree with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law magna cum laude. She was instrumental in building the DNA defense in this case.

Chuck Lanehart

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Chuck Lanehart has chaired the Lubbock Area Bar Association’s Courthouse Security Committee since its formation in 2012. He is a shareholder in the Lubbock firm of Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl, PC, where he has practiced law since 1977. A 1977 graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, Chuck is a former director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is a recipient of the TCDLA President’s Commendation for “Outstanding Service to the Citizen Accused,” and has been honored for his service to the TCDLA Strike Force.

Clay S. Conrad

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Clay S. Conrad graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with honors in 1995, and has studied the criminal trial jury extensively since law school.  His 1998 work on the history of the criminal trial jury, Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine, was re-released by the Cato Institute in October 2013.