University of Virginia, B.S., with highest distinction, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia, J.D., 1977
Year of First Admission:
2005, U.S. Courts of Appeals, First and Sixth Circuits; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; 2002, U.S. Courts of Appeals, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1979, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1995, U.S. Court of International Trade; 1977, Alabama; 1987, U.S. Supreme Court
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
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