My father has practiced personal injury law for half a century, helping thousands of individuals. In 1996, I joined him in his practice after working for a larger firm for four years. Many of the clients we represent cannot afford an attorney, and there is nothing better than helping a family recover what they have lost, especially if it is from a large corporation which was clearly in the wrong.
Helping people is what our firm does. Whether it's recovering money to help make life easier, getting justice for someone when the criminal system doesn't work, or simply getting a refund for someone on a vehicle which is a lemon, I enjoy helping people. We recently tried a case for a family whose daughter was tragically killed in an automobile collision. The defendant didn't have enough insurance, and the family wasn't concerned about money. They simply wanted justice. They had lost their daughter forever, and this young man was going to move on with his life without any form of punishment for his wrongful conduct. The family asked us to pursue the case through trial so that at the very least there would be a judgment on his record. That's what we did. We tried the case to a jury and won. The family was grateful that we took on this challenge when other attorneys turned them down simply because there was not enough money in it. When we have clients thank us for helping them, we are rewarded in a way that you really cannot describe.
This is the reason most attorneys who represent individuals and families practice law. This is why we joined InjuryBoard. InjuryBoard allows us to collaborate with attorneys around the country about various issues and cases. We have a common thread. It also allows us to educate the public on legal issues and safety issues. We believe InjuryBoard is in its infancy, and our organization will only continue to thrive as we show the public that we are about more than money. We are about making life safe and righting the wrongs of others who are only about money.
State Bar of Alabama
State Bar of Georgia
Birmingham Bar Association
Atlanta Bar Association
Member National Association of Consumer Advocates
Member American Association for Justice
Member Alabama Association for Justice
Admitted to practice to the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
Admitted to practice in Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
Admitted to practice in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Former Member of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA) and the Commercial Law League of America
Conducted Legal Collection Workshops for Dun and Bradstreet
Conducted Collections Seminar in Birmingham, Alabama on Legal Aspects of Collections
American Heart Association Team Captain: Jail Bail For Heart Fund Raising Campaign, 2 years
MS Jail Bail Fund Raising Campaign, 3 years
Big Gift Campaign Solicitors for Strong Kid Campaign: YMCA
Currently on Board of Directors, Downtown YMCA
Past President of Birmingham Chapter of Tulane Alumni Club
Listed in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Alabama Superlawyers for personal injury
Chosen Best of the Bar for personal injury/wrongful death in the 2005 Birmingham Business Journal
I spend most of my spare time with my wife and three children. Much of that time involves little league sports. I am an avid jogger, and I attempt to play golf and tennis.