Phone: (865) 637-1700
I have been a member since 2003. My practice focuses in the area of civil litigation at the pre-trial, trial and appellate levels. A substantial portion of my clients are employers. I assist them with a variety of matters, such as handbook and policy manual issues, grievance hearings and other pre-litigation circumstances. Of course, I also defend their interests once litigation commences. My practice involves the defense of employer/employee-related matters, governmental tort cases and personal injury cases. A majority of these insurance defense cases involve civil rights claims. These include employee actions filed against employers and claims filed against law enforcement. I also frequently defend car accident or other personal injury litigation.
I am admitted to practice in the State of Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Tennessee and the United States Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit. A substantial portion of my practice focuses on reaching a successful result for my clients in litigated matters in these courts. I am a member of both the Knoxville Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association.
Away from the office I focus my energy on my family. My wife and I enjoy every minute we can spend with our four children. I gratefully use my spare time coaching their sporting activities and being outdoors as much as I can.
Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee, 2000, J.D.
University of Tennessee, 1995, College of Communications, B.S.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Civil rights defense
Governmental tort defense
Personal injury law
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2002
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2002
U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 2004
Knoxville Bar Association Member
Member of Tennessee Bar Association