University of Florida, A.A., 1988; University of Florida, B.A., with honors, 1989; University of Alabama at Birmingham, M.B.A., Post Graduate Work
Law School Attended:
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., magna cum laude, 1993
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1993, Alabama; U.S. Supreme Court
Alabama State Bar; American Bar Association.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, January 6, 1967
Reported Decisions: Buckley v. Robertson, No. 96-0996-P-C, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6686, (S.D. Ala. March 11, 1997); Southern Energy Homes, Inc. v. Ard, 772 So. 2d 1131 (Ala. 2000); Southern Energy Homes, Inc. v. Nalley, 777 So. 2d 99 (Ala. 2000); Southern Energy Homes Retail Corp. v. McCool, 814 So. 2d 845 (Ala. 2001); Parkerson v. Smith, 817 So. 2d 529 (Miss. 2002); Ex parte Thicklin, 824 So. 2d 723 (Ala. 2002); Walton v. Rose Mobile Homes, L.L.C., 298 F.3d 470 (5th Cir. 2002); Davis v. Southern Energy Homes, Inc., 305 F.3d 1268 (11th Cir. 2002), cert. denied 123 S. Ct. 1633 (2003); Ex parte Southern Energy Homes, Inc., 873 So. 2d 1116 (Ala. 2003); In re Healthsouth Corp. Ins. Litigation, 308 F. Supp. 2d 1253 (N.D. Ala. 2004); Jones-Williams Construction Co., Inc. v. Town & Country Property, L.L.C., 923 So. 2d 321 (Ala. Civ. App. 2005); Patriot Manufacturing Co. v. Jackson, 929 So. 2d 997 (Ala. 2005); Johnson v. Southern Energy Homes, Inc., 391 F. Supp.2d 1118 (S.D. Ala. 2005); Wilson v. Style Crest Products, Inc., 627 S.E.2d 733 (S.C. 2006); Joseph v. MTS Investment Corp., 964 S. 2d 642 (Ala. 2006); Strickland v. Champion Enters., No. 1:06-cv-682-TFM (WO), 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 46329, June 26, 2007, Decided, (S.D. Ala. June 26, 2007); Murphy v. Southern Energy Homes, Inc., No. 2:06-cv-618-MEF (WO), 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 52111 (M.D. Ala. July 18, 2007); Redman Home Builders Co. v. Lewis, 513 F. Supp.2d 1299 (S.D. Ala. 2007); Ex parte Johnson, 993 So. 2d 875 (Ala. 2008); In re Fema Trailer Formaldehyde Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL NO. 07-1873 SECTION "N"; (5), 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45179 (E.D. La. May 29, 2009).
International: Appellate Mediation, March 25, 2004, presented before the Appellate Courts of Brazil, San Paulo, Brazil; Environmental Law in the United States, March 22 - 24, 2004, presented at three campuses of the Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas (the largest law school in Brazil) in San Paolo, Brazil; Taught International Arbitration at Cambridge University, Cambridge England, July 2006. Taught Alternative Dispute Resolution at Cambridge University, Cambridge England, July 2008. Domestic: Hot Topics in Banking Law: Class Action Arbitrations in Alabama, February 15, 2008; presented at the "2008 Banking Law" Seminar for the Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education; Practice Pointers in Arbitration from the Defendant's Perspective, October 26, 2007; presented at the "Keys to Successful Arbitration" Seminar for the Cumberland School of law Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama; Moderator of the "Keys to Successful Arbitration" Seminar for the Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama, October 26, 2007; The Contours of Arbitration Discovery: Discovery Before, During and After the Hearing, April 28, 2005; presented at the "Do We Need Discovery in Arbitration?" Seminar for the American Arbitration Association in Birmingham, Alabama; Moderator of the "How to Win in Arbitration" Seminar for the Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama, October 29, 2004; Drafting an Enforceable Consumer Arbitration Agreement, October 29, 2004; presented at the "How to Win in Arbitration" Seminar for the Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama; Mediation Strategies and Current Issues in Arbitration, October 25, 2002, presented at the "Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure" Seminar for the Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Birmingham, Alabama; Arbitration of Consumer Claims - the Southern Homes Experience, April 26, 2001, presented at the "Top Gun" Litigation Management Super Course for the Network of Trial Law Firms, Inc. in San Diego, California.