May 1996
J.D., University of South Carolina Law, Columbia, SC
South Carolina Environmental Law Journal, editorial staff
Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team, member

May 1993
B.A. Music, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Sigma Pi Fraternity, Eta Epsilon Chapter


The State Bar of Georgia, member since 2005
The State Bar of Georgia, Eminent Domain Section, member since 2007
Forsyth County Bar Association, member since 2007
South Carolina Bar, member since 1996
South Carolina Bar, Government Law Section, President, 2009-2010
South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates, 2001-2002
South Carolina Association of County Attorneys, President, 2004


Due Diligence For Local Government Attorneys: Pitfalls, Dangers and Risks, 55th Annual Institute For City and County Attorneys, Athens, GA, September 2008
South Carolina Bar Government Law Update, South Carolina Municipal Association, Columbia, SC, June 2008
Road and Access Law: Successfully Handling Disputes, National Business Institute, Atlanta, GA, March 2006, March 2007
Eminent Domain Key Trial Tactics, National Business Institute, Atlanta, GA, February 2008
2008 Decisions in Georgia Eminent Domain Law, Eminent Domain Section Seminar, Institute of Continuing Legal Education in Georgia, Atlanta, GA, February 2008
Development Impact Fees in Georgia, Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Government Institute, 2007


South Carolina Compleat Lawyer Award, University of South Carolina School of Law, Silver Award, 2007

The awards were established in 1992 by the University of South Carolina Law School Alumni Association to recognize alumni for outstanding civic and professional accomplishments.  Each year the Alumni Association recognizes nine outstanding alumni at our Alumni Association Dinner.  Nominees are individuals who have made significant contributions to the legal profession and exemplify the highest standards of professional competence, ethics, and integrity.

Martindale Hubbell Peer Review AV Rated, 2014

Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary.  The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource, Martingale-Hubbell.


White Oak Elementary School, Lanier Middle School, and Lanier High School Councils, 2009-present
North Gwinnett Baseball and Softball Association, Girls' Recreation League Softball Coach, 2008-2011
Lanier Athletic Association, Girls' Recreation League Softball Coach, 2012
Georgia Football Official's Association, 2005-2013
Lanier Band Booster Association, Inc., Chief Operating Officer, 2012-2014, President, 2014-present