Hello.  Welcome to my website.  This is my very first foray into website design, so I hope you will forgive how basic it is.


However, I doubt you are here looking for website design services, but rather for help with a legal matter.  So it is fortunate that I have more than 24 years of experience in providing legal services to businesses and individuals.  I hope I can help you too.

If you are interested in my background, I graduated Westminster Christian High School in Gadsden, Alabama in 1983.  I went to Birmingham-Southern College for undergrad and graduated in 1987 as a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

While trying to decide if I wanted to go to Law School, I worked as a bond paralegal at Haskel Slaughter and a litigation paralegal at McDaniel Hall and Rives & Peterson.  I matriculated into the University of Alabama School of Law in 1992.  I graduated from law school with Magna Cum Laude honors and was elected as a member of the Order of the Coif in 1995.

I started my career as an attorney in 1995 as an associate at Miller, Hamilton, Snider & Odom, L.L.C.


I worked on all sorts of projects at Miller Hamilton, including commercial litigation, civil rights litigation, commercial transactions, bankruptcy, commercial real estate, but my practice was principally focused on business law, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, securities law and public and private offerings.  I became an Equity Member of Miller Hamilton in 2003.

Miller Hamilton's law practice and most of its attorneys were acquired by Jones Walker LLP in 2008.  I transferred over to Jones Walker and became a Partner at that Firm.  I basically continued the same practice that I had at Miller Hamilton.  I moved my practice and my family from Montgomery to Birmingham in 2010 and continued to work for Jones Walker in Birmingham.

I left Jones Walker in 2012 to join the legal team at  Regions Financial, where I worked until 2014.  I also worked "in-house" at  BBVA (formerly known as BBVA Compass) from 2015 to 2018.  At those companies, my work was mainly focused on SEC reporting, securities law, corporate law, and corporate governance.   I re-entered private practice in 2018.

I was fortunate enough to marry my wife, Chris, in 1996, and we now have a 16 year old daughter, Isabel, and and a 15 year old son, Hugh.


No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.


 ​​216 Aquarius Drive, Suite 301

Homewood, AL 35209​

Tel: (205) 290-5599 

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