I began practicing law in North Carolina in 1998. I first worked for insurance companies, defending claims made by people injured either at work or by the negligence of someone else. In 2000, I started my own practice, and moved to the other side of the bar, representing those hurt at work, or those hurt by someone else. For the next ten years, along with representing criminal defendants, that was my practice. From 2009 to 2014, I focused solely on personal injury litigation, representing folks that were hurt by someone else. My cases ranged from minor neck and back injuries to wrongful death claims, and I handled them from start to finish.
Personal Injury, Criminal defense, and Worker’s Compensation cases often interact or overlap, so my varied experience has been very handy as a personal injury lawyer. It has also allowed me the opportunity to provide counsel for many quasi-legal problems in people’s lives. As I result l also consider talent management proposals and handle select business disputes.
Whether injured by the negligence of another, or just seeking advice, I look forward to a discussion with you.
LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
- Bar Admissions:
– North Carolina (State)
– Eastern District of North Carolina (Federal)
- North Carolina Bar Association member
- Wake County Bar Association member
- 10th Judicial District Bar member
- Order of Service Award, NC Advocates for Justice (2010, 2011 and 2012)
- Auto Torts Publications Committee Co-Chair, NC Advocates for Justice (2011- 2012)
- Outstanding Volunteer Attorney, The Volunteer Lawyers Program, Wake County (2000)
- NC Superior Court Trained Mediator
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
- “Estate Recovery Liens”, North Carolina Personal Injury Liens Manual, p. 529-556 (Christopher R. Nichols, ed., 2nd ed. 2011)
- “Disbursements 2012: A Day Late and a Dollar Short”, NC Advocates for Justice CLE Speaker (January 20, 2012 and February 24, 2012)
- “Ethics for Paralegals”, NC Advocates for Justice CLE Speaker (October 14, 2011)