Criminal Law; Personal Injury Law; Motor Vehicle Law; Family Law; General Civil Litigation
1982, Virginia; 1983, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 2001, U.S. Supreme Court
University of Richmond, J.D.
Pulaski County (President, 1990-1991), 27th Judicial Circuit and American Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar (Member, 9th District Ethics Committee, 1988-1992; Member and Chair, 10th District Ethics Committee, 2006-2008; Member, Criminal Law, Family Law and Litigation Sections; Representative, VSB Governing Council, 2007-); Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Omicron Delta Kappa; Delta Theta Phi. Member, McNeill Law Society. Member, University of Richmond Law Review, 1980-1982. Special Justice, Twenty-Seventh Judicial Circuit, 1988-1992. Named as one of "Virginia's Legal Elite" in the area of criminal law by Virginia Business Magazine and Virginia Bar Association, 2006. Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America and Virginia Super Lawyers in the area of criminal defense. The Attorney has achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale-Hubbell.