I began in private practice in 1995 and spent 18 years working as an attorney with The Valentine Law Firm in Nashville, North Carolina. During that time, I concentrated in education and local government law, real estate and civil litigation. My clients included the Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education, the Hertford County Board of Education, the Roanoke-Chowan Community College Board of Trustees, and the Braswell Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees.
In 2013, I joined the North Carolina Department of Justice as an Assistant Attorney General in the Property Control Division, representing the North Carolina Department of Administration and, in particular, the Division of Purchase and Contract. My practice now focuses on state government procurement and litigation on behalf of the Department of Administration.
I have more than 20 years of experience representing state and local government clients in state and federal courts, the Office of Administrative Hearings and appellate courts and advising state and local governments on regulatory, personnel, administrative, contract, and real estate matters.
Licensed since 1995
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Friend of the Year||Friends of the Cooley Public Library||2002|
|Partner||The Valentine Law Firm||1995 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|North Carolina Council of School Attorneys||Member||1998 - Present|
|Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education v. City of Rocky Mount Board of Adjustment||In my client's favor|
|Foster v. Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education||In my client's favor|
|State v. Silver||In my client's favor|
|Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law||Law||J.D.||1995|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education School Administrators Training||School Administrators' Guide to Student Disciplinary Matters||2011|
|Braswell Memorial Public Library Board of Directors Meeting||Joint Interlocal Cooperative Agencies||2009|
|North Carolina Council of School Attorneys Summer Law Conference||Legal Challenges to Long Term Suspensions or Expulsions||2007|