Legal Experience
Past experience and/or admitted to practice  in the following courts:
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
State of Tennessee
  • Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Court of Civil Appeals
  • Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Tennessee Circuit Courts
  • Tennessee Chancery Courts
  • Tennessee General Sessions Courts
  • Tennessee Municipal Courts
State of Alabama
  • Supreme Court of Alabama
  • Alabama Court of Appeals
  • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
  • All Alabama Trial Courts
State of Florida
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Florida Court of Civil Appeals
  • Florida Court of Criminal Appeals
  • All Florida Trial Courts

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association and Rutherford-Cannon County Bar Association.
Life Experience
Before completing my education, I worked in factories, offices, construction, and drove 18-wheelers all across the nation.   After college I worked three jobs to help save up money for law school. My broad life experience helps me identify with the problems of ordinary people.  I also believe it is important to live a balanced life. That’s why I have maintained a broad range of outside interests over the years.
My interests include:
  • Yoga: Avid student of Iyengar Yoga since 2005; Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher since 2015.​
  • Art: Drawing and Painting.  Many of my original works hang on my office walls.
  • Aviation: Licensed private pilot with instrument rating 1995-2001; Represented the Murfreesboro Airport Commission while working with the City Attorney’s Office.
  • Music and Theater: Huntsville Community Chorus, Huntsville Opera Theater, Nashville Opera Chorus
  • Community Activities
    • Board Member, Domestic Violence Program, late 1990's.
    • Founding Member, Linebaugh Library Foundation and Board Chairman, 2007-2009.