Professional Bio

As you hopefully know by now, I am a plaintiff’s personal injury lawyer and a certified circuit civil mediator.  Here is a brief summary of my education, memberships, awards, and public service.

EDUCATION:

  • Juris Doctorate (cum laude) – Stetson University College of Law, 1995
  • Bachelors in Business Administration (magna cum laude) – Stetson University, 1992

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS HELD:

  • The Florida Bar, 1995-present
  • The Jacksonville Bar Association, 1995-present (Board of Governors 2013-present, Chairman of the Litigation Section 2012-2013, Chairman of the ADR Practitioner’s Section 2003-2005and 2006-2012)
  • Christian Legal Society, Jacksonville Chapter, 1997-present (Secretary 1998-2000, President 2000-2002, Director of Pro Bono Project 2001-present)
  • Florida Justice Association, 1998-present
  • Jacksonville Justice Association, 1998-present
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, 2000-2011
  • Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, 2008-present
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, 2010 – present

LICENSES, AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS:

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Florida, 1995
  • Admitted to practice in the United States Middle District Court of Florida, 1995
  • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator, 2000
  • Certified arbitrator for the Council of Better Business Bureaus, 2001
  • Approved Mediator for the Florida Department of Financial Services, 2001
  • Rated “AV” (highest) by the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating service, 2004
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer 2010

PUBLIC SERVICE AND CHARITY WORK:

  • Pro Bono Project – I have directed this legal aid ministry for the Jacksonville chapter of Christian Legal Society since it started in 2001, providing free legal services to the homeless residents of City Rescue Mission’s LifeBuilders Program.  From 2001-2013, the Pro Bono Project has serviced over 630 residents, with me personally serving 125 of them.

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