J.D., magna cum laude, Mercer School of Law, 2008
B.A. and B.S., magna cum laude, University of Georgia, 2005
Class & Collective Action
Wage and Hour
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
George W. Woodruff Award of Excellence, awarded to the student with the highest grade point average in graduating law school class
Participant, Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition
Georgia Legal Survey Editor, Mercer Law Review
Brainerd Currie Honor Society Student Coach, Georgia Intrastate Competition, Emory Civil Rights & Liberties Competition
CALI Awards of Excellence in Commercial Transactions, Constitutional Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Introduction to Legal Research, Jurisprudence, Remedies, Sales, and Statutory Law
Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Georgia Trend's Legal Elite
CIVIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Mercer Young Alumni Council, Board Member and Vice President
NewPowerPac, Board Member
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
Successfully defended a large restaurant chain against a claim of negligent hiring and retaliation.
Successfully defended a Tennessee client in a race discrimination EEOC charge brought against a former employee. The matter was settled for a nominal amount after the position statement was submitted.
Successfully defended the termination of two former public employees in post adverse-action hearings.
Successfully defended a company against claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress brought by a former employee. The case was settled for a nominal amount after the plaintiff was deposed.
Successfully defended a company against a claim of negligence brought by a former employee. The case was dismissed on a pre-discovery dispositive motion.
Successfully prevented a former public employee from recovering unemployment benefits based on evidence of fraud.
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