Approved by the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution to mediate general, domestic and domestic violence cases;
Graduated from University Of Georgia School of Law in 1964;
Practiced law in Americus, Georgia for thirty-seven years, retired from law practice in 2002;
Main area of law practice:
Family Law: Representing clients in divorce, and child custody cases;
Probate Court: Representing clients in estate practice, contested will cases; administration of estates, years support cases and guardianship cases;
Real Estate Law: Representing lenders in closing loans, representing clients in title claims and disputes, property line disputes and landlord and tenant cases;
Local Government Law: Represented the Sumter County Board of Commissioners for thirty-two years and represented the Quitman County Board of Commissioners of eleven years;
While representing Sumter County and Quitman County also represented the Sheriffs in civil rights cases in state and federal courts;
While representing Sumter County and Quitman County also represented the tax Assessor in tax appeal cases;
Represented clients in warranty claims, in State and Federal courts, against the major motor vehicle manufactures;
Served as Solicitor of the State Court of Sumter County for eight years;
Served as Judge of the State Court of Sumter County for sixteen years.
Has the privilege of serving as President of the Council of State Court Judges in the State of Georgia;
Was honored to serve as secretary and chairman of the Local Government section of the State Bar of Georgia;
Was honored to serve as president of the County Attorneys Association of the State of Georgia.
I hope these qualifications will convey to you the broad and extensive experience I have had in the practice of law. I will appreciate your consideration when choosing a mediator to resolve your cases.