M. Heiskell
L. Clifford Davis
David M. Patin, Jr.
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E-mail: dmpatinjr@johnson-vaughn-heiskell.com

Practice Areas: Criminal Law; Administrative Law; Probate Law; Personal Injury and Civil Litigation

Admitted to the State of Bar of Texas in 2011. Also admitted to the United States Distrct Court for the Northern District of Texas; and the United States Supreme Court

Law School: Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, J.D.2010

College: Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Science, Marketing, 2002


Of Counsel, 2011-Present

¨        Drafts pre-trial motions, motions to recuse, motions to surpress, motion to   exclude, motions to dismiss, and motions to reconsider

¨       Assist in Jury Selection

¨       Aid in trial as second-chair in both criminal trials as well as civil suits          subsequent to a criminal proceeding.

¨      Research and draft motions as to issues of appeal

¨      Participated in various plea negotiations, hearings, probation revocation proceedings, criminal trials, and civil trials.

U.S. Federal Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit The Honorable Carl E. Stewart, Shreveport, LA,

Summer Law Clerk, 2009

¨       Drafted memoranda, opinions and orders to assist in disposition of appeals and    other proceedings before the court; such as pro se cases, en banc petitions, and      certificates of appealability.

¨       Focused on federal constitutional law and procedures; including habeas corpus, il rights, immigration, and appellate jurisdiction.

¨       Knowledgeable in federal appellate, civil, and criminal procedures.

¨      Gained familiarity with the laws of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court, The Honorable Yada T. Magee, New Orleans, LA

Summer Law Clerk, 2008 

¨       Researched and analyzed law and motion matters on a variety of legal issues in a busy courtroom.

¨       Examined briefs, case record, and legal authorities.

¨       Composed bench memoranda with recommendations regarding the court’s    
actions on motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, discovery matters, exceptions, and evidentiary issues.

¨       Demonstrated flexibility by cross training as the court Crier, setting and maintaining the rule docket.