When I was growing up, I heard this statement quite often from people who were taking advantage of me or my family, “Sue me.” I grew up on the other side of the tracks, and what these people understood was that I could not afford to retain an attorney. Because of that, they knew they could take advantage of me or my family. I decided at a young age that if I could not afford an attorney I would become an attorney. I wanted to be the type of attorney that would help others through many of the obstacles I faced growing up.
That is the reason my main focus is YOUR case OUR mission! Whether it’s protecting you from an insurance company taking advantage of you when you’re injured, or protecting you from someone who has not kept their word, or protecting you from an over-zealous court system, my desire is to fight for you when you’re unable to do so yourself.
My promise to you is that you will get a tenacious attorney that will not settle for mediocre outcomes. I promise to walk with you through every step of the process. I promise to be a hands-on attorney. I like to sit down with all of my clients and talk to them firsthand. I strive to be accessible to all my clients. You can call and talk to me when you have a legal question about your case. My professional and courteous staff will be there to handle much of the paperwork and answer some of the questions you have in the process. But when it comes time to negotiate a matter with an insurance company or another attorney, rest assured that I will be the one negotiating your case, not my paralegals.
I cannot help you with the physical pain and discomfort of an injury, or the emotional trauma of lawsuits and arrests, but I can ease your mind that you will have an attorney that understands what it is like to need someone to stand with you and fight, and that is what I intend to do.
I have practiced most of my career here in Wayne County, except one year as a clerk for the Court of Appeals and one year as a City Attorney. You can check out my experience below if you like.
On a personal note: I have a lovely wife and four children. I spend most of my free time with my family at church, home, hunting, fishing and other activities so many Eastern North Carolinians enjoy.
Juris Doctorate – May 2004, Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Government – December 2000, Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina
Minor – History, Environmental, Science
Other Courses – History, Constitutional Law and Foreign Policy
Court Clerk – 2005; Law Clerk for the Honorable John M. Tyson, North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Chairman of the Wayne County Republican Club
Honorable Discharge after service in the South Carolina Army National Guard (96B/M.I.)
Council Member Juvenile Crime Prevention Counsel
Pro Bono for Indigents
Freedom Baptist Church Member
Adjunct Professor Mt. Olive College
Stock Car Racing