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My law practice is devoted to business, construction, surety, and fidelity law and litigation. I am board-certified by the Florida Bar in construction law and peer-review rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.
My practice involves a variety of business-related disputes. In my construction and surety practice, I have handled a variety claims on public and private projects in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. I have also lectured and written on construction-related and other litigation issues.
I graduated from the University of Alabama in 1998 with a Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science, and received my J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2001. Before entering private practice, I clerked for The Hon. Gregory Shaw, of Alabama's Court of Criminal Appeals (Justice Shaw currently sits on Alabama's Supreme Court).
I worked in Mills Paskert Divers' Tampa office from 2004-2008, and then moved to Atlanta to help open the Firm's new office there.
Specialties:Business, Construction, Surety, and Fidelity law and litigation
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|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2007||08/05/2016|
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2003||06/19/2016|
|AL||Authorized to practice law||2001||08/13/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rating||Martindale Hubbell||2013|
|Rising Star||Georgia Super Lawyers||2013|
|Georgia Legal Elite||Georgia Trend Magazine||2013|
|Board Certified in Construction Law||The Florida Bar||2011|
|Partner/Shareholder||Mills Paskert Divers||2008 - Present|
|Associate||Mills Paskert Divers||2004 - 2007|
|Associate||Rushton, Stakely, Johnston & Garrett, PA||2002 - 2003|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Alabama Court Of Criminal Appeals||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Atlanta Surety Claims Association||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Gulfcoast Fidelity and Surety Institute||N/A||2011 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Fidelity and Surety Law Committee||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Wolters Kluwer Construction Law Update||Suretyship Chapter||2014|
|The Surety Underwriter's Desk Book||Georgia Chapter||2013|
|Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal||Fidelity and Surety Law Update||2012|
|The Law of Payment Bonds||Who is Entitled to Recover?||2011|
|The Law of Performance Bonds||Surety's Rights of Recovery Against Principals and Indemnitors Under the General Indemnity Agreement and The Common Law||2009|
|University of Alabama School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Alabama||History and Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|GFSI||Changes to Rule 26, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure||2011|
|ABA Mid Winter Meeting||The Law of Payment Bonds||2011|
|ABA Spring Meeting||The Law of Performance Bonds||2009|