I'm a product of DeKalb County, Georgia. I attended the DeKalb County school system until 11th grade. From 11th and 12th grade I attended George Walton Academy in Monroe, Georgia. After high school, I spent 4 years at the University of Georgia learning about history and watching some good football.
I helped a friend start his own law firm after I graduated from college. I learned a lot from this experience and decided I wanted to become a lawyer. This led me to Cumberland School of Law, part of Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama.
I spent 3 years in Birmingham learning about the law. I took every single litigation class offered at Cumberland Law School. I was a member of both the Trial Advocacy Board and the Moot Court Board. I participated in mock trials at Cumberland, and I represented Cumberland in the American Bar Association's NAAC Moot Court Competition. My Moot Court Team won our regional competition in Dallas and competed in the national finals tournament in Chicago. I became a member of the Order of Barristers because of my oral advocacy and legal writing skills.
At Cumberland I was a member of the American Journal of Trial Advocacy. I rose to the level of Senior Associate Editor. The Journal published one of my papers while I was still a student about when the government can search your electronics during a border crossing. Border Confidential: Why Searches of Laptop Computers at the Border Should Require Reasonable Suspicion, 31 Am. J. Trial Advoc. 137 (2007).
After Cumberland, my wife and I spent a year in Norwich, England, at the University of East Anglia's Norwich School of Law ("UEA"). I studied international law, focusing on intellectual property and information technology law. I received a Master of Laws (LLM, or Legum Magister in fancy Latin) from UEA with distinction. I won the award for the best dissertation, and my dissertation was later published by the McGeorge Law Review. The Virtual Property Problem: What property rights in virtual resources might look like, how they might work, and why they are a bad idea, 41 McGeorge Law Review 281 (2010).
My wife and I moved back to Georgia, and I began working for a locl government lawyer in Covington, Georgia. That firm represented Newton County, Georgia, as well as a number of other governmental organizations. I learned a lot about government law, property law, and environmental law, and tried my first jury trial.
I then worked for Professional Boundaries Inc ("PBI") for about a year as their Chief Legal Officer and Chief Technology Officer. PBI is a small, but national education company focusing on ethics and professionalism training in various professional industries, but primarily within the medical field.
I then opened my own law firm. My law firm focuses on representing regular folks and small businesses. I represent consumers fighting against companies that have lied, cheated, or hurt them. I represent small businesses and guide them through the process of formation and growth. I represent technology startups and the unique issues they face.
At the Nelson Law Chambers LLC, we protect people. We protect property. And we protect small businesses.
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.