After graduating from the University of Texas, Chip attended the Houston Law Center. While at the University of Houston Law Center, Chip was the recipient of the Paul W. Broughton most distinguished student award, was a member of the Order of the Barristers, was the winner of the 1993 National Mock Trial Competition Regional Tournament and was the inaugural winner of the University of Houston Best Advocate (now known as the Karen Kaough Award). During his final semester he served as the coach of the Interscholastic Mock Trial Team. After graduation, he continued that position as an adjunct professor for five years.
He began his legal career at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in November of 1994. During his time as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County, Chip tried over one hundred criminal jury trials, ranging from misdemeanors to capital murder. In 2000, Chip ended his service with the District Attorney and went into private practice.
Chip is admitted to practice in all Texas courts and is a former member of the State Bar College. He is also admitted to practice in the Southern, Eastern, Western and Northern Federal District Courts of Texas. Chip has successfully argued before the United States Fifth Circuit and is a member of the bar for the Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals. Finally, Chip is admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States.
He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.
Chip is the proud father of twin boys, Parker and Rees. He and his family are members of St. Francis Episcopal Church. Chip also proudly serves as a Board Member for K9s4Cops – a non-profit charity that provides law enforcement agencies with K-9 officers.