Contributors

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.

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.