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Partner with Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP, Georgia’s oldest minority owned law firm. Received an “AV” rating (the highest rating attainable) for legal ability and ethics from Martindale-Hubbell, the world’s foremost lawyer rating service. Selected as a Georgia “Super Lawyer” each year since 2007. Charter Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.
Litigates cases involving a wide range of legal disputes, including wrongful death, breach of contract, medical malpractice, age, race, sex and national origin discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act, premises liability, fraud, and general tort matters.
Received 2011 A.T. Walden Outstanding Lawyer Award from Gate City Bar Association. Received 2008 Walden-Herndon Award from the Judicial Section of the Gate City Bar Association.
1984 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College. Received Doctor of Law degree from Emory University in 1987. At Emory, served as Director-in-Chief of the Moot Court Society and as president of the Black Law Students Association. Received Emory Law School’s D. Robert Owen Memorial Award and the prestigious James C. Pratt Memorial Award (presented to the most outstanding member of the Emory Moot Court Society).
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1987||01/14/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Defense Research Institute||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Charter Fellow||2008 - 2010|
|Atlanta Judicial Commissions||Chairman||1999 - 2001|
|Atlanta Judicial Commissions||Member||1997 - Present|
|Gate City Bar Association||Treasurer||1989 - 1989|
|Gate City Bar Association||N/A||1987 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Barrister||N/A|
|Emory University School of Law||N/A||N/A||1987|