I was a member of Phi Alpha Delta and The Order of Barristers, and served as a Moot Court Justice. In the National Moot Court Competition, I was a finalist. From 1974 to 1975, I held the position of Executive Editor at Cumberland Law Review, and during that time, I authored a commentary titled 'The Priority Problem between Construction Mortgages and Mechanics Liens in Alabama,' which was published in the sixth volume of the Cumberland Law Review in 1975. In addition to my academic pursuits, I also worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Alabama between 1975 and 1977.


  • 1975, Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended

  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, Class of 1975, J.D., Phi Alpha Delta
  • The Order of Barristers, Member
  • Moot Court Justice
  • National Finalist, Moot Court Competition
  • Executive Editor, Cumberland Law Review, 1974-75

University Attended

  • University of Alabama, Class of 1972

Associations & Memberships

  • Birmingham and American Bar Associations
  • Alabama State Bar
  • The American Association for Justice
  • Alabama Association for Justice

Representative Cases

  • Dothard v. Rawlinson, 433 U.S. 321 (1977); McCorstin v. United States Steel, 621 F.2d 749, 754 (5th Cir. 1980); Wilson v. Seligman & Latz, 940 F.2d 1429 (11th Cir. 1991) among others.