Juris Doctor (J.D.), Birmingham School of Law;  
Birmingham, Alabama  (December 2005).
Summa Cum Laude Honor Graduate
Overall Class Ranking of Third (3rd) out of 102 total graduates
Recipient of 2004-2005 Hugh A. Locke, Jr. Constitutional Law Award
Sigma Delta Kappa Legal Honors Society

Certified Travel Agent/Travel Planner, Jefferson State Community College;  Birmingham, Alabama  (1994).

Master of Education (M.Ed.), Auburn University;  Auburn, Alabama  (1993).
Magna Cum Laude Honor Graduate
Employed as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with the Auburn University Department of Music

Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.),  Jacksonville State University;  Jacksonville, Alabama  (1991).
Cum Laude Honor Graduate
Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society
Inducted as an "Honorary Member" of the Epsilon Nu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia in 2016


Admitted to the Alabama State Bar  (April 2006).


Municipal Judge - City of Scottsboro, Alabama  (September 2018 - Present).

Municipal Judge - City of Stevenson, Alabama  (October 2016 - December 2018).

Former Chairman of the City of Scottsboro, Alabama Commercial Development Authority Board  (2009 - 2014).

Contract Legal Counsel for Scottsboro Housing Authority (2012 - Present) and for Bridgeport Housing Authority (2016-present).

Member of Scottsboro, Alabama Kiwanis Civic Club  (2012 - Present).

Former Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Birmingham School of Law; Birmingham, Alabama  (2007 - 2009).         

Legal counsel for numerous and diverse small businesses, including: dentists, orthodontists, optometrists, credit unions, farmers' cooperatives, accountants, medical equipment & supply companies, retail music stores, lumber companies, apartment complexes, etc.  (2006 - Present).

Alabama licensed attorney at law actively engaged in private law practice  (2006 - Present):
Practice areas include:
Wealth Management and Estate Planning;  General Civil Litigation & Personal Injury Cases;  Education & School Law;  Creditor’s Rights and Collection of Disputed Accounts (small business and individual creditor/plaintiff debt collection and judgment enforcement actions);  Business Law & Formation;  Criminal Defense (including traffic court and DUI offenses);  Real Estate and Property Law;  Domestic Relations and Family Law (divorce, child custody & support modifications, etc.);   Juvenile Court Law;  Elder Law;  Estaes, Last Wills & Testaments and Probate Court practice.                               

Alabama Public School Teacher  (1992 - 2006):             
Certificated at the Class “A” (Master’s Degree) level by the Alabama Department of Education;  Taught as both a High School and a Middle School Band Director and served as Director of Bands and Chairman of Fine Arts Departments in several Alabama Public School Systems;  Awarded “Grand Champion” Band winner of the 1996 National Peach Bowl Parade Competition in Atlanta, Georgia (as Director of the Gadsden High School Marching Band), and awarded the “Most Entertaining Grand Champion” Band winner of the 1997 “Tuscaloosa Contest of Champions” in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (also as Director of the Gadsden High School Marching Band in Gadsden, Alabama);  Classically-trained professional musician with extensive performance experience in the stylistic genres of jazz, classical, swing/big-band, rock, R&B, soul, funk, etc.   

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greater than the quality of legal services advertised or performed by other lawyers."