• “AV Preeminent” rating by Martindale-Hubbell (highest level of professional ability and ethics)
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine (2002 – present)
  • Appointed Member, Advisory Commission on Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2001 – 2005)
  • Appointed Chairman, Advisory Commission on Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2005 – 2007)
  • Named Honorary Fire Chief, Dallas Fire-Rescue Department (2005)
  • Designated “Champion of Justice” by Texas Watch (2005)
  • Special award for advocacy on behalf of the underprivileged children of Texas Children’s Defense Fund (1987)