Dax was raised in Abilene and Haskell. He attended Jackson/Madison/Cooper in Abilene, but graduated from Haskell High School. Dax earned his bachelor’s degree at McMurry University, completed a police academy in Abilene, and began working as a probation officer in Abilene starting in 2008. He was a probation officer in Dallas County for several years before completing law school at UNT Dallas College of Law in 2018. Dax primarily practices child welfare and criminal defense law. Dax primarily serves the communities of Abilene and Haskell.
Dax believes that effective counsel consists not only of prudent resolution of your legal needs, but personally tailored service from an attorney who advocates from your perspective. He is committed to providing excellent service, efficiency, and value. He knows that having an attorney who understands you and your personal circumstances—not just your legal issue—makes a significant difference in your experience with the legal system and your case resolution.
Dax believes in holistic representation, meaning that your legal issue usually is not the only stressful event or struggle in your life. Most of Dax's clients are experiencing a landmark moment in their lives when they reach him. Those landmark moments are important to him because he knows firsthand what it is like to be broken, to need help, and to crave a plan—a way out. One quote that resonates with him is: “The only way out is through.” He does not know who said it, but he thinks it is so true. When you meet him, your concerns and burdens become his own because you are trusting him to navigate you through a difficult time in your life.
Dax most enjoys engaging clients in their journey in recovery and redemption. His practice revolves around substance use & abuse related matters and cognitive behavioral issues. Dax refers his clients to local community resources to help the client with the desired change, including but not limited to: sobriety meetings, in & outpatient services, cognitive behavioral therapy, counseling, mental health services, lifestyle choices, like eating, sleeping, & exercise habit,; community resource assistance, self-help education, practical reading resources, & more. Dax loves clients that are motivated for lifestyle change. Like all of us at some point, we reach a moment in our lives regarding a certain issue we know needs change—an area we have sometimes neglected for years. Dax's job is to meet you where you are and point you to the pathway out. Dax enjoys clients who have that inner drive to do what it takes to survive, to learn, to grow, and to persevere. He realizes that we cannot always be the hero of our own story and that is a lot of what he likes about his work, stepping in the gap to help provide community, engagement, & support.