Areas of Focus

  • Government Investigations and Compliance
  • Civil Rights/Government
  • Internal Investigations
  • Healthcare
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Civil and Criminal Investigations
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation

Education

  • J.D., University of Tennessee College of Law, 1974
  • B.S., University of Tennessee, 1971

Bar Jurisdictions – Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 1988
  • State of Tennessee, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, 1975
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 2017

Professional Affiliations

• American Bar Association (White Collar Crimes Section)
• American Inns of Court, Brock-Cooper Chapter
• Tennessee Bar Association, Member; House of Delegates, 2003-2010
• U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 2010-2015
• Tennessee Court Reporting Board, 2009-2010
• Assistant District Attorney, 12th Judicial District of Tennessee: 1976-1979, 1988-1990
• Lead Counsel Verified, Criminal Law – Federal, 2017
• Served as an expert witness on Criminal Law for Tennessee Disciplinary Counsel Office
at a Board of Professional Responsibility Hearing
• Hearing Officer for the Board of Professional Responsibility, 2016
• Selected for inclusion in Mid-South Super Lawyer for Criminal Defense, 1999, 2016
• Certified as a Civil and Lawyer by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and TN Board
of Certification and Specialization 1995-2010
• Tennessee Supreme Court-Approved Mediator, 2004-2010
• Attorney General Advisory Committees:
o Civil Rights Sub Committee
o Health Care Fraud Working Group
o National Security Subcommittee
• Hearing Officer for the Tennessee Board of Professional Conduct, 2003-2010
• National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys
• Tennessee Army National Guard, 1970-1973
• Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association 1982-1996