Legal History

Lead national trial attorney for the General Electric Company for over 20 years. Tried cases in state and federal courts for GE throughout the eastern United States. Retired from representing GE at the age of 52 – undefeated in court.

General Counsel and lead litigator, US and Canadian Operations for Deutsche Steinindustrie A.G., a worldwide granite mining and refining corporation headquartered in Germany.

General Counsel and lead litigator for Hall Chemical Company, a worldwide agricultural chemical corporation, trying cases throughout the US and in Europe.

General Counsel for several billion dollar plus financial institutions.

Tax Assessment litigator since 2009, the sole focus of my practice has been litigating with county Boards of Tax Assessors regarding the fair market value of real estate. Successful at every level – negotiating settlements, at the administrative level [before Boards of Equalization/Hearing Officers], and in trial in the Superior Court.

Expert on Real Property Tax Appeal Laws for Georgia Senators
For the last several years I have been privileged to serve various Georgia Senators that work directly with real property tax laws – both initiating new laws and amending old ones – I also have testified as such an expert before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.

Education:
Emory University Law School, Atlanta, GA
Juris Doctor

University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Bachelor of Business Administration
Marketing and Finance

Member
State Bar of Georgia; All Georgia Courts; Federal District and Appellate Courts

Honors
Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV Preeminent (since 1985) – Which is the highest legal rating that can be bestowed on an attorney for legal ability and integrity – Listed by Martindale-Hubbell in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers