Outside of work, my two favorite things are in the picture above. I am extremely fortunate to have a supportive wife who understands the time committment necessary to effectively represnt businesses and individuals in complex litigation.
My primary areas of focus are business, franchise and intellectual property litigation. We represent plaintiffs and defendants and feel equally comfortable and competent on either side of the v.
In our free time, we enjoy attending music and sporting events and travelling. My wife is a wine sommelier which adds a unique perspective to our travels and allows us to meet interesting wine producers all over the world.
|AL||Occupational License - Authorized to Practice||2001||11/10/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best of the Bar||Birmingham Business Journal||2014|
|Best of Bar - Entertainment Law||Birmingham Bar Association||2014|
|Best of Bar - Entertainment Law||Birmingham Bar Association||2012|
|Partner||Leak & Douglas, P.C.||2015 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Samford University||2012 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||University Of Alabama||2011 - 2012|
|Partner||Friedman, Dazzio, Zulanas & Bowling PC||2001 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alabama State Bar||Committee Member - Intellectual Property Section||2013 - 2016|
|Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Newsletter of the Alabama State Bar||Growing Opportunities in Entertainment Law||2013|
|Auburn University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Monthly Meeting||Intellectual Property and Social Media: What Everyone Should Know||N/A|
|Willis v. UFL Team Virginia, LLC||Confidential Settlement.|
|AFC Franchising, LLC||Confidential Settlement.|
|Acoustic Artistry||Confidential Settlement.|
|Guthries Franchising, Inc. v. Tender Dippers, Inc.||Temporary Restraining Order and Confidential Settlement.|
|Taylor Hicks v. Baldwin Entertainment, Inc.||Temporary Restraining Order and Confidential Settlement.|