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I am originally from Gulfport, Mississippi.  I attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for my undergraduate studies, and I received my law degree from Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson, Mississippi.  Shortly after graduation I moved to the Emerald Coast.  I began working as an Assistant State Attorney for the Office of the State Attorney, First Judicial Circuit.  I worked in this capacity as a prosecutor for approximately 14 months before joining my current law firm, Cotton & Gates. 

I devote close to half of my practice to criminal defense including DUI/BUI and other offenses that the State has charged.  The other half of my practice includes civil litigation and personal injury/products liability and the like. 


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  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    4 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    4 years
  3. Litigation: 25%
    4 years


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Contact Info

Cotton & Gates

Three Plew Avenue
Shalimar, FL, 325791216


FLMember in Good Standing200909/08/2015

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney, 1st Judicial Circuit of Florida2009 - 2010
Association NamePosition NameDuration
YP at the BeachN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Fort Walton Beach Chamber of CommerceN/A2010 - Present
Okaloosa-Walton Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association, Young Lawyers CommitteeN/A2010 - Present
Florida BarN/A2009 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mississippi College School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2009
University of MississippiBusiness AdministrationBachelor of Science2006