I am native of Winston-Salem, NC. I grew up near there in Pfafftown and graduated from North Forsyth High School in 1987. I received a BS in Chemical Engineering from NC State University in 1991. I attended the University of North Carolina School of Law as a Chancellors Scholar and earned my JD with honors in 1994.
I concentrate my professional practice in the area of criminal law and handle all types of cases in this area, from traffic tickets to first degree murder. I have been lead counsel in over 50 jury trials and have handled over 100 cases in the appellate courts of North Carolina.
I am known for thorough preparation, for being quick on my feet during trial, and for a dogged dedication to representing the interests of my clients, even if their position is unpopular or causes them to collide with those in power.