Why did you decide to become a lawyer?
As a former death investigator, I frequently saw the devastating consequences of careless behavior. Too often, victims' families had no idea that medical mistakes were made or how to proceed. The more I saw this, the more I wanted to help families seek justice.
What did you do before you were a lawyer?
I was trained in forensic anthropology, which is the field that applies knowledge of human skeletal traits to legal questions. For instance, I learned how to determine the sex, age, and ancestry of skeletal remains.
I applied this training first as a deputy coroner in South Carolina, then as an investigator at the medical examiner's office in Austin, Texas. In these positions, I learned how to ask questions in interviews, how to scrutinize medical records, and how law enforcement officers approach cases.
What are your personal interests?
As the married father of three young children, most of my "free" time I spend with my family. I am a leader in my son's Boy Scout troop, where I have the opportunity to help boys learn and demonstrate the core values of Scouting.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2008||10/30/2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Association for Justice||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Academy of Forensic Sciences||Associate Member||1996 - Present|
|Trial (American Association for Justice)||Craft Incisive Questions In Your Trucking Case||2010|
|University of South Carolina School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|University of South Carolina, Columbia||MA - Masters||1997|
|Baylor University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
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