1979, Alabama; 1980, U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits; 1986, U.S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court
Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D., 1979
Law School Graduation Year
University of Alabama, B.A., 1976
Birmingham (Chairman, Criminal Justice Committee, 1991) and American (Member, Litigation, Tort and Insurance Practice and Criminal Justice Sections) Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 1988); The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; The Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1992-1994; Executive Committee, 1995-1997 and 2002—); The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors, 1993-1995; Vice-Chair Legislative Committee); The Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Secretary, 1991-1992; Member, Board of Directors, 1990-1992).
Jasons; Phi Delta Phi. Member, American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 1978-1979. Adjunct Professor, University of Alabama School of Law, Federal Criminal Practice, Seminar, 1983. Counsel, Sub-Committee on Jurisprudence and Governmental Relations, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, 1979-1980. Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Alabama, 1980-1984. United States Attorney, Northern District of Alabama, 1997-2001. Member: Local Rules Committee, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 1989-1994; Civil Justice Reform Act Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, 1991-1994; Training Coordinator for the Northern District of Alabama, Administrative of U.S. Courts, Defender Services Division. Member, Defender Services Advisory Committee Administrative Office of U.S. Courts, 1992-1994. Member, Attorney General's Advisory Sub-Committee on Health Care Fraud, White Collar Crime and Ethics.