Recipient: Alabama State Bar Association Clarence Darrow Award, 1990. President: Federal Defenders for Middle District of Alabama, 1998-2001; Equal Justice Initiative, 1997-2004. Member, Children's Justice Task Force, 1995-1999. Master Bencher, American Inns of Court, 1996—. President, Hugh Maddox Inn of Court, 2002-2003. Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama, 2000—.
(Certified as a Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1998-2008)