I have spent my legal career developing a specialization in risk mitigation, strategic planning, and caseload management. I have defended my clients in class/mass actions; complex litigation; fraud cases; contract, business and lost-profits disputes; and life, health, disability & long-term care insurance cases nationwide. I also advise clients on regulatory matters. I pride myself on getting to know each client’s business and on being able to build relationships of trust and mutual respect at all levels within my clients’ organizations.
I am a member of Bradley’s Litigation Section and serve as a Practice Team Leader. I am admitted to practice in the state courts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Montana, West Virginia, Kentucky and the District of Columbia. I am admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court and the Fifth, Seventh and Eleventh Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. In addition, I have defended companies in a wide variety of matters – both simple and complex – in state and federal courts across the country.
I am active in and have served as a leader in a variety of industry-focused and legal organizations, including the Defense Research Institute (DRI); International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC); American Bar Association (ABA); Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA); American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI); and Association of Life Insurance Counsel (ALIC). I have served or am serving as an ABA House of Delegates member; ABA Life Insurance Law Committee Chair; ALIC Board of Governors/ABA Delegate; DRI Diversity & Inclusion Committee Programming Committee Chair; DRI Diversity Expo Chair; and DRI Alabama State Membership Chair.
I am passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion. I serve on Bradley’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee and as a leader of the DRI Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
I am the proud dad of two golden retrievers named Rosie and Tulip.