Protecting Rights For Washington County Residents Since 1995
I’m not just any attorney; I’m a man of the people, with roots in Washington County tracing back to ancestors who were community leaders and anti-slavery advocates before the Civil War. My heritage is steeped in values of community leadership and advocacy, values I uphold every day in my practice and personal life.
I am a proud graduate of the University of Arkansas Fayetteville School of Law, class of 1995. My journey in law and leadership started early, being a U.S. Senate Page during my sophomore year of high school and a member of the varsity debate team and president of the Government Club at Fayetteville High School. My commitment to community and leadership was evident through my active involvement in the Boy Scouts of America, where I held various roles, contributing to the development of young minds.
My legal journey is marked by milestones, being the first lawyer in my class to successfully appeal a decision of a Circuit Court to the Supreme Court of Arkansas, vindicating the rights of a schoolboy unlawfully suspended in violation of state law. My unwavering commitment to justice and the rule of law has been a guiding light in my career, ensuring that every individual I represent receives holistic support, addressing not just their legal needs but also their personal development and rehabilitation.
My dedication to community service is unparalleled. I am a consistent volunteer attorney for Legal Aid of Arkansas and have represented clients referred by the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal. I am a Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA, serving as Counsel for the Presbytery of Arkansas, a member of the ACLU, and a supporter of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. My commitment to community and advocacy reflects my deep-rooted values and my ancestors' legacy.
I believe in the sanctity of the rule of law and the importance of an independent judiciary. I approach legal counsel holistically, ensuring clients are supported in their legal needs, personal development, and rehabilitation. My approach is client-centric, focusing on individual needs and ensuring every client feels heard, valued, and supported.