I was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. After graduating from J.L. Mann High School, I attended college at Clemson University and law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law.
I did not start my practice as a prosecutor. I started as a criminal defense lawyer. My first trial was a few days after I was sworn in as a member of the Bar. In over a decade since that trial, I have handled numerous criminal matters on every level of court.
From magistrate court to general sessions court, I have handled hundreds of state cases. From Driving Under the Influence (DUI) to murder, I have tried nearly every type of case there is.
I have extensive experience in federal court. The federal system is different. It moves quickly and there is the potential for much harsher punishment. It is not a place for everyone. It requires diligence, creativity, and a deep understanding of complex law and procedures. As lead counsel in nearly 100 federal cases, I have the experience and skill necessary to guide you through the federal system. I have handled cases involving drug charges, violent crimes, fraud, and white collar matters.
Trying federal cases is a rare opportunity – many lawyers never get the chance to stand in front of a federal jury. I have done it repeatedly. I have defended federal cases at trial involving drug trafficking, armed robbery, murder for hire, racketeering, gambling, and fraud charges.
Cases do not always end at trial. Whether you lose or win on a pretrial motion, appeals are an important part of the criminal justice system. I have handled numerous state and federal appeals. I have argued in front of the South Carolina Court of Appeals, the South Carolina Supreme Court, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
In addition to criminal defense, I have handled numerous civil cases. From simple car wrecks to complex products liability or bad faith insurance cases, I have no problem handling any case, big or small, no matter who is on the other side.
1999 Clemson University
2002 University of South Carolina
South Carolina Supreme Court
United States District Court, District of South Carolina
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Supreme Court of the United States
Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Greenville Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers