Recipient, Merit Award for Outstanding Representation and Performance in a Criminal Case, Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2002. Author: "The Sins of Madison County;" "Huntsville Then and Now." District Attorney, Madison County, 1969-1981. Appointed, Temporary Circuit Court Judge, 2001. Member: Committee to write Judicial Article replacing those sections pertaining to the State Court System in the 1901 Constitution, 1973; Committee to Restructure State Court System, Judicial Implementation Committee, 1974; Committee to Rewrite Alabama Criminal Code. President, Alabama District Attorney Association, 1973-1974.