I have been practicing law for over 22 years. Before moving to Georgia to pursue both my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and my law degree from Emory University, I grew up the son of an Air Force pilot and nuclear engineer with strong roots in Louisiana.
I was fortunate to train under noted trial lawyers Roger Dodd and Tommy Malone before opening my own firm in 2002. My solo practice had offices in both Macon and Atlanta, allowing me to represent clients throughout Georgia. I am proud to have merged my practice with Kaufman Law in January 2015.
I've represented clients in a wide variety of serious personal injury cases, from aviation and medical malpractice to trucking negligence and premises liability; and have successfully tried cases to verdict throughout Georgia. I am admitted to all state trial courts, the Georgia Court of Appeals and Georgia Supreme Court, the Northern and Middle Federal Districts, and the United State Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. I have served as Editor of the Aviation Section of the Georgia Bar, am an active member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice, and previously served as President of the Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association.
My wife and I have four children and are members of Sacred Heart Church, where I am a longtime member of our men's service organization. I enjoy working in the community by judging High School Mock Trial Competitions in both Macon and Atlanta, educating nurses on legal issues in malpractice litigation, and providing charity piloting services to patients throughout the Southeast through Angel Flight of Georgia.
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1993||11/07/2015|
|Senior Litigation Attorney||Kaufman Law, P.C.||2015 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Lawyer Pilots Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Unknown||Alaska Airlines Flight 261||2003|
|Unknown||AA Flight 587: How Does Your Rudder Reversal Feel?||2002|
|The Verdict Magazine (ASCDC)||Cases and Trends in Medical Malpractice Litigation||2002|
|Unknown||AA Flight 587: Wonderings about Wake Turbulence and Delamination||2001|
|Unknown||Websites of Interest to the Aviation Lawyer||2001|
|Unknown||Thai Explosion Prompts FAA Action about Boeing 737 Center Fuel Tanks||2001|
|Georgia Bar Convention ICLE Seminar||Pitfalls to Avoid in Medical Negligence Cases: A Plaintiff’s Perspective||2001|
|ICLE Successful Trial Practice Seminar||Voir Dire: Flavoring The Cake||1999|
|The Verdict Magazine (ASCDC)||Voir Dire & Money: Don’t Get Bush-Whacked in Today’s Economy||N/A|
|Emory University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Emory University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Georgia Professional Private Investigators Seminar||Ethics in Personal Injury Cases||2003|
|CGTC Nursing Student Seminar||Avoiding Lawyers: It’s Easier Than You Think||2003|
|ICLE Aviation Section Seminar||The 911 Victims Compensation Fund||2003|
|GTLA Medical Malpractice Seminar||Negligent Credentialing||2002|
|CGTC Nursing Student Seminar||Avoiding Lawyers: It’s Easier Than You Think||2002|