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About Me

I have been practicing law since 2004.  I edited a book titled Handling Traffic Cases in Sourth Carolina, which was publised by the South Carolina Bar Association and concerns DUI law.  I also served as an Assistant Public Defender for many years and I was a law clerk for a Superior Court Judge in Georgia.


Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    12 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

2124 Oakton Dr.
Raleigh, NC, 27606


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200309/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Law School ScholarshipNational College for DUI Defense2002
Law School Student Seminar GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2002
Law School ScholarshipUniversity of Georgia School of Law1999
Selected as an Aide to the Chancellor at N.C. StateNorth Carplina State University1999
Dean 's ListNorth Carolina State University1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
LSAT InstructorGetPrepped2008 - Present
Associate AttorneySmart and Harris2012 - 2012
Contract AttorneyBB&T2012 - 2013
Document ReviewerNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough2010 - 2012
APDPublic Defender-State of Georgia2004 - 2010
Law Clerk to Honorable Whitfield ForresterSuperior Court-Cordele Judicial Circuit2003 - 2004
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Savannah Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2012 - Present
Savannah Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
DUI Defense in Georgia GroupMember2012 - Present
Supreme Court of GeorgiaMember2005 - Present
Court of Appeals of GeorgiaMember2005 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2004 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaN/A2003 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Motion to SuppressDismissed
Motion to SuppressDismissed
Tidwell v. State, 306 Ga. App. 307 (2010)Reversed
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Publication NameTitleDate
South MagazineSouth Magazine (picture in it for professionals on the move)2012
WebsiteUpdate on Georgia DUI law2002
South Carolina Bar AssociationHandling Traffic Cases in South Carolina2000
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of GeorgiaLawJ.D.2003
North Carolina State UniversityPsychology; Minors-Spanish and CoachingB.A.1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Regional Mock Trial CompetitionMock Trial Judge2011
North Carolina Central Moot Court CompetitionMoot Court Judge2011