I was born and raised in the small town of Salem, Ohio, and then moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1980. I graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Muskingum College in 1982 and earned my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1987. I am licensed to practice law in both North Carolina and South Carolina. In North Carolina, I am a state-certified Civil Court Mediator, as well as a Board-Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. In South Carolina I am certified as a Family Court Mediator.
My law practice has been concentrated in the area of personal injury since 1990, during which time I have successfully handled a wide variety of automobile accident, wrongful death, Social Security, worker’s compensation, and family law cases. In 2012 I was appointed to the Spartanburg County Election Commission by Governor Nikki Haley. I served in that position for two years.
I am the proud father of twin girls. I am actively involved with my church, community and charitable organizations. I have also been an enthusiastic rock and mountain climber for forty years and have also immersed myself in whitewater kayaking.
I was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Access Fund, a national non-profit advocacy group. I served many years on the Crowders Mountain State Park Advisory Committee, officiated as the President of the Carolina Climbers Coalition, and am a member of the Administrative Council of Gramling United Methodist Church.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Carolina Climbers Coalition||2014|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Access Fund||2006|
|Partner||Cobourn & Kyriakakis, LLC||2015 - Present|
|Partner||Cobourn & Saleeby. LLP||1999 - 2015|
|Attorney||Henson Law Firm||1991 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|South Carolina Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||1990 - Present|
|Carolina Climbers Coalition||President||2006 - 2008|
|Access Fund||Regional Coordinator||1991 - 2001|
|Access Fund||Board of Directors||1991 - 1994|
|Ground Up Publishing||Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs||2014|
|University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Muskingum College||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|