I have been a practicing attorney in the state of Alabama for more than twenty-five years. During that time, I have practiced in Gadsden and Etowah County, as well as the surrounding counties of Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall, and St. Clair. For a brief period of time I had a law firm located in Baldwin County as well.
Upon becoming an attorney in Alabama, I worked mostly on personal injury cases. This included things such as medical malpractice, products liability, motor vehicle wrecks, premises liability, workman's compensation, and negligence. In recent years, our aging population throughout Alabama has focused my attention on family & estate law, including divorces, child custody, visitation and support, adoptions, formations of estates and estate planning, wills and trusts, immigration, and criminal cases, although it hasn't narrowed by attention to each facet of the law, nor does it mean I only work in those areas of law.
I grew up in a family of six children on Lookout Mountain just outside of Gadsden, and worked in my father's tire recapping business in Downtown Gadsden where hard work and determination are skills that were instilled early and have been used often in my life. I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people, and it seemed like a much better way to make a living than recapping tires in the sweltering Alabama heat. After having been in practice for over a quarter century, I have no regrets about becoming a lawyer, although I am not so sure that practicing law is an easier way to make a living.
If you have any questions about a potential legal case and would like to call for a consultation or to make an appointment, please don't hesitate to reach out to my office at I'm always here to help you and your family. My number is 256-543-7879.