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 then began working as a probation officer in Abilene starting in 2008. He was also a probation officer in Dallas County for several years before completing law school at UNT Dallas College of Law. He primarily practices child welfare law and criminal defense. Dax serves the communities of Abilene, Haskell, and the surrounding areas, but will travel for the motivated client.
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. “I am a Christian, which shapes my perspective on everything—including my purpose as an advocate, lawyer, and counselor. Being a Christian doesn’t mean I have it all together and don’t make dumb decisions—quite the opposite. Being Christian means, I fall short daily but look to Jesus for new mercies every morning. I am also a proud husband, father, and friend.
I believe in holistic representation, meaning that your legal issue usually is not the only stressful event or struggle in your life. Most of my clients are experiencing a landmark moment in their lives when they reach my office. Those landmark moments are important to me because I know firsthand what it is like to be broken, to need help, and to crave a plan—a way out. One quote the resonates with me is: “The only way out is through.” I do not know who said it, but I think it is so true. When you show up to my office, your concerns and burdens become my own, because you are trusting me to navigate you through a difficult time in your life.
I most enjoy engaging clients in their journey in recovery and redemption. My practice revolves around substance use & abuse related cases and cognitive behavioral issues. I seek to afford my clients avenues for change, including but not limited to: sobriety meetings; in & outpatient services; cognitive behavioral therapy; counseling; mental health services; lifestyle choices, like eating, sleeping, & exercise habits; community resource assistance; self-help education; practical reading resources. I love clients that are ready for lifestyle change. Like all of us at some point, we reach a moment in our lives regarding a certain issue that we know needs change—an area we have sometimes neglected for years. My job is to meet you where you are and point you to the pathway out. I enjoy clients who have that inner drive to do what it takes to survive, to learn, to grow, and to persevere. I do realize that we cannot always be the hero of our own story and that is a lot of what I like about my work: the need for community, engagement, support.”