University of Alabama, J.D., 1986; New York University, LL.M., in Trade Regulation [Intellectual Property & Antitrust], 1989
Law School Graduation Year
Washington & Lee University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1979
Birmingham and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Founder and First Chairperson, Intellectual Property Section); International Trademark Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Member, Managing Board, Alabama Law Review, 1985- 1986. Law Clerk to Hon. U.S. District Judge Truman M. Hobbs, Chief Judge for the Middle District of Alabama, 1986-1987. Arbitrator, World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO. Appointed by Alabama State Attorney General as Deputy Attorney General, on Intellectual Property Matters. Sub Committee Chair, Litigation Issues for Alabama's Version of the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, UETA. Leader of Balch & Bingham's Practice Group for Intellectual Property.
U.S. Army, Alabama Army National Guard and U.S Army Reserve, 1979-1991; IN,SF,AR; Maj.