Admitted: 1978 North Carolina; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1981, U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. Law School: University of North Carolina, J.D. with honors, 1978. College: University of North Carolina, B.A., 1975; Morehead Scholar. Member: Association of Trial Lawyers of America; NC Academy of Trial Lawyers - Board of Governors 1990-1998. Designated a North Carolina Super Lawyer in a list published in the February 2006 issues of Charlotte magazine and North Carolina Super Lawyersmagazine by Law and Politics. Coordinating Editor, October 2002 edition of "Trial Briefs," statewide legal journal published by the NCATL; Jan. 2001 Co-Chair, NCATL Seminar "Nuts & Bolts of Dollars & Cents"; Program Chair, NCATL Seminar Jan.2002: "Disbursement of Tort Recoveries"; Author: "The Expert Witness and Discovery," NCATL Expert Witness Seminar, 1991; "Service of Process: Pre-Trial Procedure," NCATL Pre-Trial Procedure Seminar, 1989; "Motor Vehicle Law: Using Jury Instructions," NCATL Motor Vehicle Law Seminar, 1989; "Insurance Law: Dram Shop Liability," NCATL Insurance Law Seminar,1988.