Collaborative Divorce Association of Eastern Carolina
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
Like most people, there are aspects on my life that are contradictory. Although I was born in North Carolina, I grew up in Delmar, New York, a small town near Albany. After graduating from high school, I returned to the Tarheel State to attend college at UNC-Chapel Hill. I then went to Wake Forest Law School. Even growing up in New York, I felt like a southerner.
When I first started practicing law, everything about my practice was litigation. However, since becoming certified as a Superior Court Mediator and a Family Financial Mediator, I see litigation differently. Both mediation and litigation are methods of resolving disputes. With litigation, other people decide your dispute. With mediation, the parties decide the outcome of the dispute. Recognizing this has made me a more result-oriented lawyer. I want to help my clients get through difficult times with as little stress and cost as possible while still seeking to achieve my clients’ goals. I strongly believe that a lawyer can be a strong and effective advocate for his clients while still maintaining a professional and courteous approach to the practice of law. I currently focus my practice on the areas of Family Law, Mediation, Collections, Appeals, Personal Injury and Construction Law.
When I am not working, I am a musician, a cook, a traveler and someone who loves his family, his dogs and the mountains of North Carolina.
UNC-Chapel Hill, 1984
B.A. in English / Radio, TV & Motion Pictures
Wake Forest University School of Law, 1988 (JD)