- B.A., English, Emory University;
- J.D., Emory University School of Law.
I am a trial lawyer. I have tried cases for over 48 years in most states and a few countries. I have specialized in labor and employment law as it affects the hospitality and foodservice industries.
I started working as a bus service attendant at fourteen, and, other than three years trying criminal cases in the Marine Corps, always worked in or represented hotels and restaurants. I worked throughout college and law school, was managing editor of the law review, in ODK, lettered in wrestling, and graduated from college and law school in six years.
I was raised by educators and religious leaders and passionately believe in one’s ethos, pathos and logos as standards for excellence. I go to the client to solve the problem, anywhere, anytime. To that end, I have traveled over 6.7 million air miles representing clients. I have spoken to over 500,000 people, written books and articles on preventive law subjects, and devised a check-up that works, i.e., Lawdit.
I believe in service and results. Winning matters. I have never lost a jury trial or arbitration in CA, and have won all but 5 (of over 100 civilian trials and arbitrations) throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Jamaica and The Bahamas. I lost plenty when trying over 200 courts-martial (100 defense and 100 prosecution) in the Marine Corps. Invaluable experience.
I believe in being brilliantly indigenous when serving clients. Learn all that the client stands for and seeks to achieve and tailor creative solutions to both reactive and preventive issues.
Our firm is small but represents significant clients that pursue the highest standards in the service business. This is what we love to do: be of service to you.