Contributors

Debra Bone

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Debra Bone has been with Bill Habern and David O’Neil since 2004. Due to her vast experience and knowledge regarding the Texas Department of Criminal Justice–Institutional Division and her personal experience with a loved one who was incarcerated and successfully completed his parole, she provides a unique insight into this article and service that the firm provides. She began her career with what was then known as the Texas Department of Corrections in June 1986 as a corrections officer at the Darrington Unit.

Demosthenes Lorandos

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Demosthenes Lorandos, PhD, is a licensed forensic psychologist and trial attorney. He is the senior litigator at the litigation firm Lorandos Joshi in Ann Arbor, Mich. He was the leader of the defense team in this case.

Dick DeGuerin

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Dick DeGuerin is a proud 1965 graduate of the University of Texas Law School, where he now serves as an Adjunct Professor. He has an active Criminal Defense practice in Houston with the firm DeGuerin, Dickson, Hennessy, and Ward, which he and Lewis Dickson founded in 1982. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County, but has fully recovered from that affliction, assisted in part by his 12-year partnership with the legendary Percy Foreman. He lives in Houston, Marfa, and Galveston, and raises Longhorns and fire ants at his ranch near Burton.

Dorian Thomas

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Dorian Thomas is a summer legal intern for the Travis County MHPD Office. Dorian has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently pursuing a Law Degree at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.

Doug Murphy

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Doug Murphy is a partner with Trichter & Murphy, PC, based in Houston, Texas. Doug is a nationally recognized legal seminar lecturer and author of numerous published legal articles. Doug is a Regent with the National College for DUI Defense. He has served as a co-chair of the DWI program with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) and a member of the Board of Directors. Doug is board certified in DUI/DWI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense, and is also board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Dr. John Parks Trowbridge

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Dr. John Parks Trowbridge is a medical toxicologist specializing in the treatment in cases of poisoning, adverse drug reactions, drug overdoses, or exposure to venom or chemicals. He is a bestselling author, including several books and articles on the Yeast Syndrome. John has served as president or director of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Student Association and the American College for Advancement in Medicine. He practices in Humble.

Dr. Kelly Goodness

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Kelly Goodness, PhD, began her career as a clinical psychologist at the maximum security forensic hospital in Vernon, Texas. She entered private practice after learning lessons that could never be taught in a book and achieving recognition for her ability to identify and treat the factors that led individuals to be labeled the most dangerous and violent psychiatric patients in Texas. Dr.

Dr. M. K. Hamza

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Dr. M. K. Hamza is a professor of Clinical Mental Health in the Counseling and Special Population Department at Lamar University–Member The Texas State System. He is an educator, researcher, cognitive scientist, and a consulting Forensic Neuropsychologist. He is currently chairman of the SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society) Mental Health Committee which includes mental health professionals from the U.S.

Dr. Matthew L. Ferrara

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Dr. Matthew Ferrara obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1982. He began his career in forensic psychology in 1985 as the Chief Psychologist for the Texas Youth Commission and later served as the Chief Psychologist for the Texas Department of Corrections. Since entering private practice around 1991, Matthew has worked exclusively with clients involved in the court system. He has provided testimony before the state legislature as well as testifying as an expert witness in approximately 200 court cases.

Dr. Shelley Harris

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Dr. Shelley Harris is an Associate Professor in Curriculum and Instruction in the Department of Educator and Leadership Preparation. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in learning theory, instructional strategies, and methodology. As a professional in the education community, her teaching experience includes working as an elementary, middle, and secondary education teacher. In addition to teaching and research, she offers a Jaguar Camp each summer for graduate students hosted at American Sunrise Learning Center. Dr.