“Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
The place where your business or your life meets the legal system is a cliff.
To not fall off the cliff requires two things.
Trust. And, someone to tell your story.
Trust between lawyer and client. And a narrative that persuades, whatever the audience—judge or jury, prosecutor or regulator, adversary or ally.
I base my practice first on trust, then on persuasion.
Licensed since 1989
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|MS||Authorized to practice law||2002||07/13/2015|
|AL||Authorized to practice law||1996||07/19/2015|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1989||07/07/2015|
|Special Counsel||House Committee On Banking and Financial Services||1995 - 1995|
|Attorney||Covington & Burling||1990 - 1995|
|Clerk||Judge David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court Of Appeals For The D.C. Circuit||1989 - 1990|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee||N/A||1995 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Washington University in St. Louis||Fiction Writing||M.F.A.||1986|
|Institut d'Etudes Europeenes||European Studies||Certificat||1985|
|Washington and Lee University||Politics and French||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|