• J.D., cum laude, June 1982, Mercer University (Walter F. George School of Law), Macon, Georgia
  • B.A., summa cum laude, June 1978, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia

The State Bar of Georgia

  • Appellate Practice Section; Chair, 2004-05; Vice Chair, 2003-04; Secretary, 2002-03.
  • Editorial Board, Georgia Bar Journal, 1999-2010.
  • Disciplinary Rules Revision Committee, 2008-2011.
  • Bench and Bar Committee, 2005-Present.
  • Jury Charge Simplification Subcommittee of the Bench and Bar Committee, Chair 2005-2006.
  • Lawyer's Foundation of Georgia, Fellow

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

  • Guardian of Justice Award, 2008
  • Amicus Curiae Committee, 1995-Present; Chair, 1998-2004
  • Legislative Committee
  • Chair of Editorial Board, The Verdict Magazine, 2009

Macon Bar Association

  • Attorney of the Year, 2000
  • 1999 ABC (A Business Commitment) Pro Bono Award (presented by the Macon Office of Georgia Legal Services).
  • Maintained Macon Bar Database and Web Site, 1995-2003.
  • Editor of Macon Bar newsletter (“The Docket”), 1988-2003.
  • Author of summary of recent legal developments (“CLE Update”) for the Macon Bar newsletter since 1986. These can be found at
  • Member of Professionalism Committee and Co-Author of the Macon Bar’s “Assurances of Professionalism,” a statement of assurances that Macon lawyers give to their adversaries. These can be found at or prof.pdf.
  • Member of committee to revise local rules of the State Court of Bibb County.

Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

  • President, 2003.
  • Treasurer, 1998-2002.

Federal Bar Association - Middle Georgia Chapter

  • Newsletter Editor, 1998-2002.
  • President, 2000-01; President Elect, 1999-2000; Secretary, 1998-99; Treasurer, 1997-98.