University of Virginia, B.S., with highest distinction, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia, J.D., 1977
Year of First admission:
1977, Alabama; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court; 1995, U.S. Court of International Trade; 2002, U.S. Courts of Appeals, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; 2005, U.S. Courts of Appeals, First and Sixth Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
Birmingham and American (Litigation and Tort and Insurance Practice Sections, Commercial and Business Litigation and Employment and Labor Relations Law Committees) Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar; Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel; International Association of Defense Counsel.
Baltimore, Maryland, July 11, 1952
Federal Express Corp. v. Holowecki, 552 U.S. 389 (2008); Martin v. Wilks, 490 U.S. 755 (1989); On the House Syndication, Inc. v. Federal Express Corp., 79 Fed. Appx. 247, 2003 WL 22071278 (9th Cir. (Cal.) 2003); Moore v. Liberty National Life Ins. Co., 267 F3d 1209 (11th Cir. (Ala.) 2001); Jim Walter Resources, Inc. v. Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Com., 920 F.2d 738 (11th Cir. (Ala.) 1990); Cotton v. U.S. Pipe & Foundry Co., 856 F.2d 158 (11th Cir. (Ala.) 1988; Evans v. U.S. Pipe & Foundry Co., 696 F.2d 925 (11th Cir. (Ala.) 1983); Hope for Families & Community Services v. Warren, 721 F.Supp.2d 1079 (M.D. Ala. 2010); Curran v. FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., 593 F.Supp.2d 341 (D. Mass. 2009); Mercedes-Benz U.S. Int'l. Inc. v. Cobasys, 605 F.Supp.2d 1189 (N.D. Ala. 2009); Thornton v. FedEx Ground Package Sys., Inc., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41618 (M.D. Ala. 2006); Dugan v. FedEx Corp., 2002 WL 31305208 (C.D. Cal. 2002); Atkins v. GE Capital Mortg. Services, Inc., 993 F.Supp. 1406 (M.D. Ala. 1998); Henderson v. GE Capital Mortg. Corp., 1997 WL 470001 (M.D. Ala. Jan. 31, 1997); Ex parte Haynes Downard Andra & Jones, LLP, 924 So. 2d 687 (Ala. 2005); Good v. Broyhill Furniture, Inc., 2003 WL 21760027 (Cal. App. 2003); U.S. Pipe & Foundry Co., Inc. v. Curren, 779 So.2d 1171 (Ala. 2000); Jim Walter Resources, Inc. v. Argo, 779 So.2d 1167 (Ala. 2000); Circle S Industries, Inc. v. Berryman, 613 So.2d 329 (Ala. 1993); Roach v. Bynum, 437 So.2d 69 (Ala. 1983).