Attorney at Law
Graduated from City of Valdosta public schools, 1967
Graduated from Mercer University, B.A. in Economics, 1971
Graduated from Mercer University Law School, Juris Doctor, 1974
Served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Southern Judicial Circuit, 1975-1981
Practiced law in Valdosta, from 1981-1995
Served as elected member of Valdosta School Board, 1984-1986
Served as elected Lowndes County Solicitor-General, from 1985-1995 (part time) and 1995 -2012 (full time)
Practiced law in Valdosta, from 2012 to present
Valdosta Bar Association, President, 1989
Georgia Association of Solicitors-General:
Attended founding meeting in December, 1988
Served on the Executive Board for 14 years
President 1992 to 1993
Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia
March 1993 to July 1998
Tried eight hundred jury trials to verdict, mostly as prosecutor.
Prepared and filed approximately 50 appellate briefs, mostly as prosecutor.
In 22 years of criminal defense practice, represented 10-20 defendants per year, tried approximately a dozen to jury verdict, numerous pleas and motions.
Appeared before Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for oral argument 10-12 times.