Birmingham, Alabama 35242
I focus exclusively on dispute resolution:
Collaborative Law (including domestic relations)
Aviation Law and Litigation
Arbitration and Mediation:
I am a member of the Commercial Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and is one of the most knowledgeable and seasoned lawyers in Alabama in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law. I have been appointed to almost one hundred arbitration panels and has been chosen by the parties and their counsel to chair at least half of those panels.
I have mediated numerous cases encompassing a wide variety of legal issues, and I continue to add to his skills as a mediator. In June of 2016, along with classmates from every continent, I attended a one-week conference on mediating complex disputes at the Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation.
The Harvard conference in 2016 led to mu interest in Collaborative Law, and I now accept divorce and domestic relations clients as well as other clients who are interested in resolving their disputes through this out-of-court method of alternative dispute resolution. I have completed a required forty-hour course in Divorce and Family Mediation and a two-day course in Domestic Violence Mediation and am a registered domestic relations mediator. I have also completed formal training in collaborative law.
Professional ActivitiesI am a member of the Birmingham Bar Association (member, Collaborative Law Committee), the Alabama State Bar, the American Bar Association (Section of Dispute Resolution (Arbitration Committee, Collaborative Law Committee, Mediation Committee, Securities in ADR Committee)), the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. i am AV-Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbel, and in late 2017, I was named a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
B.A. English University of Alabama
M.F.A. Creative Writing, University of Alabama
J.D. University of Alabama School of Law
Basic Mediation Training 40 hours
Appellate Mediation Training 8 hours
Advanced Mediation Training 40 hours
Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation Advanced Mediator Training: Mediating Complex Disputes 40 hours
Basic Collaborative Training 12 hours