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“Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald
The place where your business or your life meets the legal system is a cliff.
To not fall off the cliff requires two things.
Trust. And, someone to tell your story.
Trust between lawyer and client. And a narrative that persuades, whatever the audience—judge or jury, prosecutor or regulator, adversary or ally.
I base my practice first on trust, then on persuasion.
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|MS||Authorized to practice law||2002||07/18/2016|
|AL||Authorized to practice law||1996||07/19/2016|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1989||07/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Special Counsel||House Committee On Banking and Financial Services||1995 - 1995|
|Attorney||Covington & Burling||1990 - 1995|
|Clerk||Judge David B. Sentelle, U.S. Court Of Appeals For The D.C. Circuit||1989 - 1990|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee||Member||1995 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||Member||1990 - Present|
|Harvard University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|Washington University in St. Louis||Fiction Writing||M.F.A.||1986|
|Institut d'Etudes Europeenes||European Studies||Certificat||1985|
|Washington and Lee University||Politics and French||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Network of Trial Law Firms, New York, New York||Cost versus Value: Beyond Budgets, Towards Trust||2009|
|White-Collar Crime seminar held by Professor Pam Bucy, University of Alabama School of Law||Public Corruption Cases||2008|
|The Basics of Electronic Discovery, Alabama Bar Institute on Continuing Legal Education||Privilege and Ethics||2008|
|Sminar held by Judge John Carroll, Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham, Alabama||Electronic Discovery||2008|
|Pretrial Advocacy Seminar||Electronic Discovery||2008|
|Network of Trial Law Firms||Electronic Documents, But Real Money: Controlling E-Discovery Costs||2008|
|District of Columbia Judicial Circuit Judicial Conference||New E-Discovery Rules: Emerging Legal Issues||2008|
|Alabama Bar Institute on Continuing Legal Education||Effect of the Subprime Disaster on the Legal Profession||2008|