Gerald studied biochemistry at Texas A&M University before joining the U.S. Army in 1985. Upon returning home, he married, and continued his studies at the University of Texas at Dallas where he helped form the now nationally recognized UTD Chess Team. In 1992, Gerald received his B.A. in Economics, cum laude, and a B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude. Gerald entered the University of Houston Law Center in 1994 and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1997. He has presented several lectures and papers to industry and the bar, most recently being invited to present an article on the enforceability of confidentiality and non-compete agreements as part of the University of Houston Bar Education Series.
Having practiced with some of the largest litigation firms in Texas, Gerald’s practice focuses on complex civil litigation where he has represented local and national firms in a variety of matters at both the trial and appellate levels. These include: environmental actions based on both state and federal law; matters arising under both state and federal trademark and copyright law; construction disputes and surety matters; various business torts, including tortious interference, and misappropriation of trade secrets; and, the prosecution and defense of various matters at the appellate level.
Affiliations & Admissions:
Gerald is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Southern District of Texas for the United States Federal Courts, the Northern District of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.