Areas of Practice:
White Collar Criminal Defense
Family Law Mediation
Personal Injury Law
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1981
U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1981
U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1981
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1982
The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1980 J.D.
University of Alabama, College of Commerce and Business Administration, 1977 B.S.
Appointments and Governmental Positions:
Commissioner, State of Alabama at large, Alabama Commission on Higher Education (2004-2012) – Appointed by Lt. Governor (Chair and ViceChair)
Family Law Task Force (2009) – Appointed by Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court
National and Community Service Board of Directors(2000 – 2002) – Appointed by Governor of State of Alabama
Mountain Brook Library Board – Chair (2001 -2008)
Mountain Brook Library Board Foundation (former Chair)
President’s Cabinet – University of Alabama
Board of Directors, Higher Education Partnership – Former Representative of The University of Alabama (1999-2001)
District Vice-President The University of Alabama National Alumni Association (1996-1998)
President – University of Alabama Alumni Assoc. Jefferson Co.Chapter (1994-1995); Former Executive Committee member
Monday Morning Quarterback Club; Red Elephant Club
Board of Directors, A Club Foundation – University of Alabama
Former Elder and Deacon Independent Presbyterian Church
Selected Speaking Engagements and Publications:
Alabama Bar Institute – Family Law Seminar – The Relocation Statute
Alabama Bar Institute – Discovery During Divorce Proceedings
National Business Institute – Analyzing Financial Information in a Divorce Case
Alabama Bar Institute – Criminal Law – Demonstrative Evidence and Defending Against the Presumption
Alabama Bar Institute – Recent Decisions of the United States Supreme Court
Birmingham Bar Association – Recent Developments in the Law – DUI Seminar
Alabama Bar Institute – Domestic Relations Seminar – Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Alabama Bar Institute – Estate Planning Seminar – Pre-Nuptial Agreements
Alabama State Bar – Family Law Section Preparation, Execution and Enforcement of Ante-Nuptial Agreements
Alabama Bar Institute – Recent Developments in the Law Seminar – “Recent Developments in Criminal Law”
Alabama Bar Institute – Criminal Defense Seminar – “Recent Developments in the Law and Crime Control Bill”
Legal Secretaries Seminar – “Preparation of Divorce Settlement Agreements”
Legal Secretaries Seminar- Preparation of Discovery
Alabama Bar Institute – Domestic Relations Seminar “Representing Older Clients” and “Banking Laws”.
University of Alabama School of Law – Guest Lecture “White Collar Crime and Federal Sentencing Guidelines”.
Birmingham Downtown Committee – “White Collar Crime”.
Alabama Bar Institute – Advanced Family Law Seminar “Recent Developments in Interspousal Torts”.
Birmingham Legal Secretaries Association – Domestic Relations Child Support Guidelines; Ethics for the Law Office.
Domestic Relations and Appellate Mediator
Honors and Awards:
Phi Delta Phi, President, 1979 – 1980
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Birmingham Bar Association, 1987 – 1988 Member, Executive Committee
Birmingham Bar Association, Chaired the following committees: Domestic Procedures, Criminal Law, Continuing Legal Education, and Family Law
Birmingham Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1987 – 1988
Alabama State Bar, 1986 – 1991, Member, Young Lawyers Executive Committee
Alabama State Bar, 1992 – 1995, Trustee, Legal Aid Society of Birmingham
Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
White Collar Crime Committee
Ethics and Campaign Finance Section
Past Employment Positions:
Judge E.B. Haltom, Jr., U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, Law Clerk, 1980 1981