An Alabama attorney with over 34 years as a criminal justice practitioner with 17 years of courtroom trial experience. 12 years of international field experience in international Rule of Law (ROL) and Justice Sector development. In 2004, he began serving overseas. In Iraq as a member of US Department of State, and in Afghanistan at the US Embassy, he served as a senior policy adviser, strategic planner, ROL Team Leader, and manager. As a liaison with high level officials in government justice institutions, numerous civil society and professional associations, legal education institutions, and international organizations on justice related matters he developed an ability to deal with all levels of undertakings. Recently, he was the Deputy Chief of Party for the Baghdad-based Iraq Access to Justice Program (IA2J), a civil legal aid assistance project funded by USAID and an International Training Adviser with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Kabul, Afghanistan. His main focus was training lawyers.
He graduated from UAB in 1974 and Cumberland School of Law in 1980. He retired from the US Military in 1997 and practiced law until he went overseas in 2004. Since returning in March 2016, he has practiced criminal law across Alabama with a focus on State and Federal defense. Currently he teaches law at the Birmingham School of Law and is an adjunct Professor at UAB. He is married with three grown children and four grandchildren. He lives in Shelby County and is active in both St. Mark United Methodist Church and Church of the Highlands.
- Criminal Law
- Free Consultation
Initial 30 min consultation free. Criminal cases can be paid in stages with a minimum $2500 initial retainer. Hourly rate is billed against the retainer. A larger retainer is required for more complicated criminal cases.
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Contingent Fees
Only in civil and workers compensation cases.
- Federal Circuit
- English: Spoken, Written
- Adjunct Professor
- University of Alabama at Birmingham
- - Current
- Adjunct Professor in the UAB Criminal Justice Department; Head Coach of Mock Trial Team.
- Birmingham School of Law
- - Current
- Teaching Workers Compensation, Municipal Courts, Capital Murder and Advanced Criminal Procedure.
- Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
- J.D. (1980)
- Alabama State Bar # ASB-1246-M76F
- - Current
- My Time in Iraq and Afghanistan, Alabama Judicial Assistant Association, Orange Beach, Alabama
- Alabama Judicial Assistants Association