Since receiving my law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 1976, I have practiced law in the field of securities regulation and litigation continuously for 35 years, first as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri, then as an Enforcement Attorney with the SEC, and finally as a private practitioner since 1982. In 1987 I co-founded a "boutique" securities litigation/arbitration law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, and was a partner in that firm until 2006, when I moved to the Jacksonville, Florida area.
I am admitted to practice in the states of Florida, Georgia and Missouri, and was board-certified by The Florida Bar as an expert in the field of business litigation in 2009. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by The Florida Bar. There are fewer than 225 board-certified business litigation attorneys in the State of Florida, and only 12 board-certified business litigation lawyers in Jacksonville. Certified lawyers in business litigation specialize in helping people resolve disputes arising from business relationships. This field includes litigation in state and federal courts, and before administrative agencies, mediators and arbitrators. I have also received the highest rating (“AV”) awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell directory of lawyers.
I am a member of the Association of Securities & Exchange Commission Alumni, the Jacksonville Bar Association, and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. Since 2009 I have served as the vice-president and a director of the Friends of the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||09/29/2020|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1979||09/24/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Board Certification in Business Litigation Law||The Florida Bar||2010|
|Enforcement Attorney||United States Securities and Exchange Comm.||1978 - 1980|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||N/A||1991 - Present|
|Washington University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1976|
|J. Martin Rodgers, M.D. v. Provident Insurance Company;||Jury verdict in client's favor exceeding $1 million|