I decided to become a lawyer almost twenty years ago, because I wanted to help people. Back then, I had seen first-hand what a catastrophic injury can do to someone, and I wanted to help.
From the earliest age, my family always taught me that everyone deserves to be treated fairly and with dignity - regardless of their race or income. I have always carried these values with me, and I believe that I am a better lawyer because of it.
I chose to represent injured people because injured folks and their families deserve strong, competent, and aggressive representation, too.
I feel incredibly fortunate (and blessed) to be able to make a real impact in the lives of innocent people who have had something tragic happen to them. I also am able to meet and work with some truly wonderful folks - my clients.
Our firm currently consists of two attorneys, plus five additional staff members, all of whom are fully committed and focused on giving you the legal help you need.
When dealing with opposing counsel and defendants, we are professional, direct and focused, and we leave no stone unturned. When working with my clients, I am respectful, courteous, and compassionate. Our staff members are charged with always communicating to you our appreciation and respect for coming to us for help.
I am a married father of three wonderful young children, and there is nothing that I enjoy more than spending time with my family. I also enjoy staying active by running and participating in water sports, including kayaking on our local rivers. Besides, I have to stay physically active because I also judge competitive barbeque contests sanctioned by the South Carolina Barbeque Association.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Contingent (29-35%), Free consultation (100 minutes)
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|Associate||Simmons, Griffin & Lydon, L.L.P.||1998 - 1999|
|Associate Attorney||McNair Law Firm, P.A.||1997 - 1998|
|Law Clerk||Attorney General of South Carolina||1996 - 1997|
|Law Clerk||Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart||1996 - 1996|
|Law Clerk||United States Attorney - Seattle, WA||1995 - 1996|
|Law Clerk||United States Attorney - Columbia, SC||1995 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||Board of Governors||2006 - Present|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||Member||1999 - Present|
|South Carolina Bar||House of Delegates (2006-2009)||1997 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice, Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability||Member||N/A|
|South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates||Member||2006 - 2008|
|South Carolina Bar, Pro Bono Subcommittee||Chairman||2000 - 2001|
|Trial (American Association for Justice)||Craft Incisive Questions in Your Trucking Case||2010|
|South Carolina Environmental Law Journal||Caught in the Web: CERCLA Owner of Operator Liability of Lenders, Shareholders, Parent Corporations and Attorneys||1997|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Wofford College||Political Economy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Seattle University School of Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|