University of Illinois, B.A., 1972
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1977
Year of First admission:
1977, Alabama, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, District of Columbia Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court
Birmingham (Secretary Treasurer, 1985; President, 1997) and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Recipient, Judge Walter P. Gewin Award, 1993); American Association for Justice; Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Member: Executive Committee, 1982-; Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Appellate Procedure, 1982 - 2001); International Society of Barristers; American Board of Trial Advocates (Advocate; Alabama Chapter, President, 1991; Member, National Board of Directors).
1st Lt., U.S. Army, Adjutant General, 1972-1974
Flora, Illinois, June 23, 1950
Continental Casualty Ins. Co. v. McDonald, 567 So. 2d 1208 (Ala. 1990); Shumaker v. Johnson, 571 So 2d 991 (Ala. 1990); Dempsey v. Auto Owners Ins. Co., 717 F.2d 556 (11th Cir. 1983); Traveler's Indemnity Co. of Illinois v. Griner, 809 So. 2d 808 (Ala. 2001); University of Alabama Health Services Foundation, P.C. v. Bush, 638 So.2d 794 (Ala. 1994).