I am an attorney with almost fifteen (15) years experience in a high volume, multi-attorney, litigation law firm.
I have represented over one-thousand clients in my practice since 2003. I have represented several hundred claimant’s in workers’ compensation claims and Social Security Disability Claims.
I routinely manage 140-150 files in all stages of litigation. I am responsible for client intake, claim management, staff management, docket management, evidence discovery, court proceedings, hearings, and file closure.
I have been recognized be The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014, 2015, and the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, The Nations Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorneys’ 2014.
As a bilingual attorney I enjoy providing legal services to people in the Hispanic community. Since I am fluent in Spanish I am able to speak to and relate to my Spanish clients in their language when necessary.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|The Nation's Top Injured Workers' Attorneys||Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers||Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Attorney||Chappell, Smith and Arden||2003 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group||Member||2014 - Present|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2004 - Present|
|South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Injured Workers Advocates, SC||Member||2003 - Present|
|Workers' Compensation: The Settlement Process and Hearings||Workers' Compensation: The Settlement Process and Hearings||2016|
|SC Court of Appeals||Russell v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.||2015|
|Regent University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Citadel||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Workers' Compensation Fundamentals||Preparing for and Presenting at the Hearing||2017|
|Workers' Compensation Fundamentals||Workers' Compensation: The Settlement Process and Hearings||2016|
|McCall v. Anderson Plumbing||Vacated and remanded for a de novo hearing.|
|Russell v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.||Favorable reversal and remand|
|Jarrard v. Federal Express||Lifetime benefits|
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