Speaker: "Basic Social Security Benefits," NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, September 2006; "Where Do I Find Social Security Rules and Regulations," NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, March 2006; "Damages in Workers Compensation Cases" - NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, October 2003; "Social Security Regulations" NC Academy of Trial Lawyers December 2003; "Where Do I Find Social Security Regs?" NC Academy of Trial Lawyers March 2006; "Ethics in Worker's Compensation Cases," February 2003; "Intro to Special Security Law," December 2002; "All Star Trial of Sex Harassment Case," February 2001, North Carolina Bar Association; "Interpreting Social Security Language for Beginners," December, 1999, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers; "Social Security Jargon for Beginners," November 1998; "Social Security Language Made Easy," November 1996; "Ethics in Workers' Compensation Cases," January 1996; "Social Security Mistakes," October, 1995; "Ethics in Workers' Compensation Cases," Workers' Compensation, August, 1994; "Ethics from the Plaintiffs' Side," Advanced Workers' Compensation, October 1993; "Trying the Automobile Injury Case in North Carolina," Insurance Law, September, 1991; "Farmer's Right of First Refusal," Consumer Law, April 1991. Author: Woodson Workers Compensation Case, Analysis-NC Academy of Trial Lawyers Magazine, January 1996. Mountain Area Volunteer Lawyer for Pisgah Legal Services (1989 Pro Bono Service Award Nominee). Elected Member, Buncombe County Commission, 1996—. Elected Chairman, Land of Sky Regional Council, 2002-2004. Dean, Peoples Law School, Sponsored by NC Academy of Trial Lawyers.
NC Bar Association, NC Advocates for Justice, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Super Lawyers, Top 100 in NC, Society of Legal Advocates, National Association of Social Security Claimant Representative (Sustaining member)
Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law, North Carolina State Bar Association