Education and Experience


Admitted Courts


  • All state and federal courts in the State of Mississippi
  • United States District Court – Northern District of Mississippi
  • United States District Court – Southern District of Mississippi
  • Supreme Court of Mississippi
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Education


  • Juris Doctor, 2013 Mississippi College School of Law, Dean’s List;
    • University of Mississippi Law School 2013, Dean’s List, top of class
    • Awarded educational scholarship for winter session
    • Awarded BARBARI BAR PREP Course – partial scholarship
  • Bachelor’s Degree, 1995 University of Mississippi, graduated with honors/Psychology/English Major
  • Associates Degree, 1993 Barstow College, CA, graduated with Honors Major: Journalism

Training and Legal Experience


  • United States Marine Corps; Gulf War Veteran
  • Social Work
  • Educator – Public Schools
  • Legal Experience:
  • DHS Intern; Child Support Enforcement Attorney
  • Public Defender; Justice and Municipal Courts
  • Guardian Ad Litem in Youth Court and Chancery Court
  • Municipal & Justice Court defense matters
  • Divorce Litigation
  • Child Support & Custody Litigation
  • Corporate Contract formation and representation
  • Wills/Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance Claims
  • Criminal Matters
  • Landlord tennet Disputes

Other Experience


  • Social Work with the Baker County Council on Aging- assisted the elderly by improving their quality of life.
  • Department of Mental Health Region 8- assisted, assessed and provided psychological counseling to those facing emotional challenges.
  • Crisis Counselor for FEMA- worked as a crisis counselor for those affected by various national disasters to include Hurricane Katrina.
  • 4th Grade Elementary School Teacher- worked with inner city youth; taught all subjects; inspiring students to overcome personal obstacles in order to improve morale and increase test scores.
  • Junior High Intervention Teacher & English School Teacher – worked with troubled youth and those struggling and at risk of dropping out of school; conducted exercises and developed strategies and worked to build relationships to improve student’s self-esteem, performance, retention, and camaraderie.