Attorney Profile


• University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1978
• Wofford College, B.A. summa cum laude 1975, Phi Beta Kappa

Court Admissions

• United States Supreme Court
• Virginia Supreme Court
• Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
• U. S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
• U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
• United States Bankruptcy Court
• United States Tax Court
• Virginia Court of Appeals
• All Virginia State Courts

Honors and Affiliations

• President, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (1999-2000)
• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (1995-2002)
• Defense Research Institute, “Exceptional Performance Citation” (2000)
• 2000 “Boss of the Year” Award, Roanoke Valley Legal Secretary’s Association.
• Member Business Law Section of the American Bar Association.
• Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Virginia State Bar, Roanoke Bar Association, American Bar Association
• Virginia Bar Association Community Servant Charter Member


• Business Valuations in Litigation 101: A Basic Guide
• Workers’ Compensation Bar Arising in Civil Litigation; Avoidance of the Defenses, Third-Party Actions and Direct Claims Against Employers
• Will Planning for “Golden Agers”
• Frequent speaker at continuing education seminars and before other groups.

Personal Interests

• Backpacking
• White Water Canoeing
• Hiking and Biking
• Baseball
• Active in Youth Ministry