Mr. Banker is a Board-Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with over 30 years of legal experience. He is dedicated to the best interest and well-being of those he represents, and with whom he is a true “brother in arms” (see “The Defense Lawyer”). As such, he advocates for the success of his clients in courts of law all over Texas and the United States.
A native Texan, Mr. Banker graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and received his Law degree (J.D.) from the University of Houston Law Center. In between these degrees, Mr. Banker achieved a Master’s degree in Theology from Regent College, and Master’s in U.S. Legal and Constitutional History from Rice University. Additionally, Mr. Banker has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Latin America and is fluent in the Spanish Language.
All this training and education has prepared Mr. Banker for what he believes is his vocational “calling” in life: To stand with and defend those who have found themselves in the very difficult circumstance of facing judgement in a court of law. He believes that helping people through difficult times is a natural outworking of his Christian faith. Additionally, he often encourages his clients to consider looking to God for strength, and see that adversity often produces stronger character and greater faith in Him.
Mr. Banker also believes that the U.S Constitution is one of the greatest documents ever written in human history. The freedoms it preserves should never be taken for granted. As he fights for these freedoms in courts of law for his clients, he is often reminded of the personal costs of those who have fought on battlefields all over the world to protect those same freedoms. As a patriot, Mr. Banker has a profound respect for our veterans, and understands the special circumstances that many veterans and their families face upon their return to civilian life.
On a personal note, Mr. Banker has been happily married to his wife Rose for over 25 years, and he has been actively involved in the lives of their children, Stevan, Faith, and Joshua. Both of his sons attended Marine Military Academy High School in Harlingen, Texas which Mr. Banker believes was one of the best investments he made in their young lives. They’ve become honorable men.
“Freedom is a fragile thing and never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again”
-Ronald Wilson Reagan,
40th President of the United States of America.
Over the years, Mr. Banker has been involved in several “high profile” cases.
One of which involved a Navy veteran that was charged with a double murder. He had been recently honorably discharged from his military service; and while attending a party with some new acquaintances, he was attacked by two individuals. It was later determined that they were gang members. He defended himself with a small pocket knife that he happened to be carrying at the time. He killed both with a stab wound to their hearts. The prosecution tried to argue that he provoked the problem. The jury believed Mr. Banker’s defense and found the defendant “not guilty” by reason of self-defense.
Another case involved his representation of a high ranking member of the separatist group, “The Republic of Texas”. Several members had been charged in Federal Court in Dallas with bank fraud. After a month long trial, Mr. Banker’s client was the only one of the nine defendants found “not guilty”.
Mr. Banker also represented the owner of a bus company, whose bus caught on fire when evacuating the Houston area because if Hurricane Rita. More than a dozen elderly people were killed in the accident. Mr. Banker’s client was charged in Federal Court in McAllen with several counts involving the operation of his buses. He was found “not guilty” of the felony charges that could have put him in prison for up to ten years, and given probation for two minor misdemeanors.
Mr. Banker is a member of the following Legal Associations:
Mr. Banker has the following licenses: