Valdosta State University, B.A. cum laude, 1978; Vanderbilt University, M.Div. 1981; Yale University, S.T.M., 1983
1993, Georgia; 1995, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 2004, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia; 2006, U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
College of Labor & Employment Lawyers. Fellow, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Litigation Counsel of America. BTI Client-Service All Star,2010 & 2013. Best Lawyers 2014 Atlanta Litigation Labor & Employment Lawyer of the Year. Shareholder, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.A., 2002-present. Harvard School of Mediation, 2005. Chapter Editor/Contributor, B. Lindemann & P. Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law (3rd, 4th, & 5th eds. & Supps.). Contributor, Fair Labor Standards Act. Contributor, Black's Law Dictionary (9th ed. 2009). Critical Reader, Garner's Modern American Usage (3rd ed. 2009). Associate, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, 1994-2002. Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment, Georgia-Pacific Corp., 1999. Law Clerk, The Hon. Marvin H. Shoob, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1992-94. Editor-in-Chief, Georgia State University Law Review, 1991-92. Best Oralist & Runner-Up Best Brief, McKenzie-McPhail Moot Court Competition, 1990. American Jurisprudence Awards (Property, Business Tax, & Jurisprudence, 1990-92). Teacher/Asst. Chaplain, The Lovett School, Atlanta, 1983-89. Folkerth Scholar, Vanderbilt University, 1978-81. Phi Kappa Phi, 1978. Omicron Delta Kappa, 1978. Fellow: Member: State Bar of Georgia; American Bar Association; Atlanta Bar Association; Federal Bar Association.