SMU Mock Trial Coaches
Bachelor of Science, from the University of Texas at Austin
JD, from the University of Texas at Austin, Graduated Order of the Barristers
Current Occupation - Partner at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith.
"If you want to go to law school or just want to improve your public speaking skills, I strongly encourage you to try mock trial. You will learn professionalism, preparedness, and presentation skills that will serve you well in whatever future path you choose. You will also belong to a winning team and will be ready to compete at the law school level if you decide to pursue a legal career."
Kai P. Hecker is a Dallas litigator practicing in the areas of professional liability litigation, information security, insurance coverage, commercial litigation, and employment litigation. Additionally, he has experience in a wide range of matters involving catastrophic personal injury claims, product liability claims, contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, director & officer claims and business formation issues. He practices in both trial and appellate courts.
Mr. Hecker was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2000 and is admitted to practice in Texas State Courts. He is also admitted to practice in several Federal Courts including the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Dallas Bar Association.
Mr. Hecker is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin , where he earned a bachelor’s degree in History. He received his law degree from Southern Methodist University.
BBA in Finance with minors in Economics and Accounting, Texas Tech University 1987. JD, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1990. Phi Delta Phi honor fraternity and Board of Barristers (mock trial and moot court). Mr. Tosh was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1990 and is licensed in all Texas state courts as well as the Federal Courts in the Northern District of Texas.
Mr. Tosh is currently of counsel with the law firm of Powers Taylor in Dallas working exclusively as plaintiff’s counsel for medical malpractice cases. Approximately 85% of his practice surrounds nursing home abuse and neglect. Mr. Tosh is a national lecturer on the use of forensic accounting in nursing home cases. He has tried over 250 cases to juries during a career that started as a prosecutor in Ft. Worth, transitioned to criminal defense and eventually transitioned to his current civil practice.
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BA in History (cum laude), 2010, from Duke University
JD, 2013, from Georgetown University
Anand Varadarajan is currently employed as an associate at Jones Day. He is a litigator with experience in a variety of complex commercial litigation matters, internal investigations, and cyber-security and data privacy issues. His experience has spanned all phases of litigation in state and federal courts, including factual and legal research, e-discovery, motions practice, depositions, and trial.
Anand maintains an active pro bono practice. He represents children facing immigration proceedings in state and federal courts and volunteers at legal clinics sponsored by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program.