I am a life-long resident of High Point, NC, graduating from T. Wingate Andrews High School in 1979. I then enrolled at Appalachian State University, graduating in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Economics. I then enrolled in law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1987, subsequently starting my own law practice. I was admitted to practice in Federal Court in me Board Certified in State and Federal Criminal Law by the North Carolina State Bar in 1996. In addition to being Board Certified, I am also a former Assistant District Attorney.
Although a large part of my practice is devoted to DWI cases, I regularly handle cases from speeding tickets all the way up to murder cases. To date I have handled 78 First-Degree Murder cases, with many involving the death penalty, which are the most complex and stressful cases an attorney can handle. I have tried capital murder trials, during my 34 years of practice, in High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Asheboro, and Lexington. As you can see, although I handle all types of criminal cases such as speeding tickets, DWI and driving revoked cases, shoplifting and theft cases, drug offenses, assaults, robberies; I will not hesitate to take the most complicated and difficult case a lawyer can handle, a First- Degree Capital Murder case, and "put 12 jurors in the box” and try the case to verdict.