Tennessee (1994), Georgia (2000), United States District Court, Middle District of Tennessee (1995), United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee (2000), United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia (2000), United States District Court, Western District of Tennessee (2015)


Vanderbilt University (B.S., 1991); Legal Education: Florida State University and Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1994)


Tennessee Bar Association (former editor, Litigation Section periodical) and Nashville Bar Association

Specialty certification

Rule 31 Listed Mediator - Civil and Family

In His Own Words

Family members tell me I started talking about becoming a lawyer at age five.  That might be true but other careers were certainly dreamed about along the way.  After hopes of becoming a baseball player disappeared in high school and thoughts of becoming a professional musician faded in college, I circled back to the idea of being a lawyer.  There have been no regrets since then.  It is an honor and privilege to be a member of this profession, especially in Tennessee.  After trying jury cases in about 22 Tennessee counties, and making court appearances in many more, my growth as a lawyer has been tremendously aided by watching and learning from the best judges and lawyers across the state who faithfully and expertly serve the public and their clients.  If at the end of my career it can be said I was an honest lawyer who was always well-prepared and fought hard but fairly for his clients, then I can be satisfied.