Contributors

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.

Clinton Henry

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Clinton Henry is one of the world’s leading cyber security and identify theft experts. Known for his engaging keynotes and insightful perspective on business and personal cyber security, Clinton has amassed a loyal following of business and IT executives who look to him for guidance on how to protect their corporate profits and reputation from attack or compromise. Contact him directly at (650) 636-7890 or clinton@clintonhenry.com.

Craig Jett

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Craig Jett received his JD degree from SMU in 1977. He is a past president of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a past chair of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, a past president of TCDLA, and a past chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas. Craig has been board certified as a specialist in criminal law since 1986. In 2006 he argued Dixon v. United States before the United States Supreme Court. He is proud to be in his 37th year as a member of TCDLA.

Cynthia L. Hampton

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Cynthia L. Hampton practices appellate law in Austin. She formerly served as the Assistant Executive Director and General Counsel for TCDLA, where she authored the Appellate Manual, Code Books, and either co-authored or edited the Association’s other publications. A native Austinite, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio. She has been Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1994. Notable published decisions include In Re Bowen, __S.W.3d__ (Tex.Crim.App. Nos.

Cynthia Orr

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Cynthia Orr earned a BBA from the University of Texas and a JD from St. Mary’s University. Past President of TCDLA and NACDL, she is currently Vice-Chair-At-Large, American Bar Association (2010–present); Representative, ­American Bar Association House of Delegates (2011–present); Member, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee Section (2001–present); Member, American Bar Association Prosecution and Defense Standards Task Force for Rewriting the Standards [New version being approved] (2006–present); and Member, American Bar Association Standards Committee (2006–present).

David Gonzalez

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David Gonzalez is a founding partner in Sumpter & Gonzalez, LLP, in Austin. He is certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. David has represented the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association at the Texas Capitol for the past four sessions.

David Guinn Jr.

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David Guinn Jr. is a partner at Hurley & Guinn in Lubbock, Texas. He has litigated cases everywhere from Idalou Municipal Court to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and in between. A frequent TCDLA lecturer the last 20 years, he is a graduate of Baylor University (BA in ’88, JD in ’89), where his father has taught since 1966. He is a husband, father, and avid outdoorsman who can eat more boiled crawfish than most folks.

David P. O’Neil

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David P. O’Neil is a 1979 graduate of St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. He also received an L.L.M. from the United States Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) School. He is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel who began his military service as an infantry officer.

Dean Watts

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Dean Watts is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Dean received his BA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and his JD from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has been a TCDLA member since 1998, and practices criminal law in Nacogdoches, Texas.

Deandra Grant

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Deandra Grant, co-author of The Texas DWI Manual and author of the popular Texas DWI Gal blog, is also founder of the Texas DWI Defenders listserve. She is a TCDLA Board Member (DWI Committee Chair 2012–13) and has served on the board of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association since 2007. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. D Magazine named Deandra one of the Best Women Lawyers in Dallas in 2010 and Best Lawyers in Dallas in 2011. She was also named a “Super Lawyer” in 2011 and 2012.