Admitted: 1978, Alabama; 1979, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th
Circuit; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama; 1984, U.S.
District Court, Eastern District of Mississippi; 1993, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama; 1995, U.S. Supreme
Law School: Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D., cum laude, 1978)
College: Auburn University (B.S., 1975)
Birth Date and Place: August 10, 1953, Mobile, Alabama
Practice Areas: Environmental Law; Litigation; Natural Resources; Business Law; Appellate Practice; Mediation;
Arbitration; Commercial Law; Fidelity and Surety; Insurance; Personal Injury; Products Liability; Real Estate; Securities; Torts;
Toxic Torts; Zoning, Plannin
Additional Information: Delta Theta Phi. Certified Civil Mediator by the Mediation Corporation. (Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the
National Board of Trial Advocacy)
MEMBER: Mobile and American (Member, Natural Resources and Environmental Section, Litigation Section and Tort and
Insurance Practice Section) Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Environmental Law Section, Chairman, 1995;
Chairman-Elect, 1994; Vice-Chairman, 1993; Secretary, 1992; Executive Committee, 1996- ; Oil, Gas and Mineral Section;
Litigation Section; Business Torts and Antitrust Section); Alabama Defense Lawyers Association; Defense Research Institute;
Alabama Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.