1974, Texas; 1975, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1981, U.S. Supreme Court; 1983, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Rice University, B.A. 1970
South Texas College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 1974
Houston and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; American Bankruptcy Institute
Recipient, Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Continuing Legal Education Program, University of Texas School of Law, November 1990. Comments Editor, South Texas Law Journal, 1972–1973. Adjunct Professor of Bankruptcy Law, University of Texas School of Law, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2000. Author: “The Constitutionality of Pre-Trial Juvenile Proceedings in Texas – Especially Detention,” 14 S. Tex. L.J. 279 (1973); Comment, “The Medico-Legal Significance of Pain and Suffering,” 15 S. Tex. L.J. 279 (1973); “Creditors/Debtors in State Bar of Texas,” 2nd Ann. Gen. Practice Inst. B. 1 (1979); “Sequestration, Garnishment, Attachments,” Baylor University Law School (Spring, 1975). Co-Author: Hoffman and Murray, “Obligations That Cannot Be Erased,” Family Advocate 18 (Winter, 1983). Lecturer: “Automatic Stays in Bankruptcy Cases,” Matthew Hoffman and Kaaran Thomas, Bankruptcy Practice Update, University of Houston College of Law (November 1981); “Texas First Amended Credit and Bankruptcy Seminar,” Texaco, Inc.’s First Annual Credit and Bankruptcy Seminar, Houston, Texas, June 7, 1983; “Preferences, Fraudulent Transfers, Post-Petition Transfers and Set-Offs Affecting Oil and Gas Transactions,” Second Annual Workshop on the Effect of Bankruptcy Laws on Oil & Gas Operations sponsored by the Oil Committee of the National Resources Section, American Bar Association, Houston, Texas, October 30, 1984; “The Perils of Representing Debtors in Chapters 7 and 11,” Houston Bankruptcy Conference, The Doubletree Hotel Houston, Texas, May 20, 1988; “Conference on Valuation of Assets in Bankruptcy,” Co-Chairman, Planning Committee for Conference on Valuation of Assets in Bankruptcy, Stouffer Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas, 1988–1993.