Meet The Team
Principle/Partner + Attorney
Thank you for taking the time to read up on my background.
I graduated from North Springs High School in 1989. I attended Emory University from 1989 to 1993. As an undergraduate at Emory, I was a White House Intern in 1992 for President George H.W. Bush. In 1993, I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Upon graduation, I spent a year in mortgage banking. Then I went to Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia, and obtained my law degree in 1997.
From 1997 to 1999, I worked as an associate at Weissman, Nowack, Curry, & Wilco, which was a large real estate law firm with offices throughout the metro Atlanta area. In 1999, I left Weissman to start my own law practice. From 1999 to 2009, my practice consisted of 80% real estate and 20% litigation. In 2009, I switched my practice to focus primarily on family law. In addition to my family law caseload, from 2011-2015, I served as the Special Assistant Attorney General for the Union Towns, and Rabun County Department of Family and Children Services.
I am a skilled trial lawyer. My trial schedule requires me to be in Court multiple times nearly every week. Over the course of 25 years as a lawyer, I've developed a good ability to read people and judges. I tend to cut through the b.s. and have little patience for people who waste my time and money of my client. I promise to tell you, my client, what works and what doesn't in court. Your money is hard-earned and it deserves to be wisely spent. I will often challenge you to think under a cost-benefit analysis, which is whether it's worth the bang for the buck. When I first practiced law, a client demanded a bench trial for a $750.00 Oreck vacuum cleaner. We won the vacuum cleaner but she spent $1000.00 for $750.00. She won on principle but it came at a cost.
When I'm not being a lawyer, I like to spend time with my wife, step-daughter, and my dog, a silly golden lab that tends to wiggle his butt when he gets excited. I love to travel and have traveled to over 32 countries. I've visited most of the first tiered US National Parks at least once. Travel expands my mind and makes me think better and more critically. It's a workout for the brain.