“Integrity is the key to understanding legal practice. Law’s empire is defined by attitude, not territory or power or process.”
There are over 90,000 attorneys licensed in Florida; so why should a potential client hire me? Because I live by principles of honesty, integrity, and professionalism. And I believe all persons deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. For my law practice this means timely returning phone calls, thoroughly researching and analyzing legal issues, working in a professional manner with clients and with other lawyers, and engaging in frank, honest communications.
I grew up on a small family farm in rural north Alabama; but have been a Floridian since 1982. After a successful banking career spanning 15 years, I decided to re-tool and enter the legal profession. I earned my law degree and certificate in environmental and land use law from the University of Florida, graduating cum laude in 2003. I have been in solo practice most of my legal career, representing clients in environmental, land use, real estate, and community association matters. I have represented clients before trial courts, appellate courts, local governments, and administrative agencies. In 2011 I expanded my practice to include conflict resolution services because I believe many conflicts in my practice areas are more effectively and efficiently resolved by the parties themselves rather than by judge or jury.
For more details about my education and professional background please see my resume.