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Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
    J.D.  1994, magna cum laude
  • Vanderbilt University
    B.A., History, 1985

Experience

  • Dansby-Giles v. Jackson State University, 2012 WL 5843158 (S.D. Miss. 2012) – Employment discrimination, retaliation claim
  • Alias v. City of Oxford, Mississippi, 70 So.3d 1114 (Miss. App. 2010), cert. denied (Sept. 29, 2011) – defense of municipal variance
  • Gardner v. City of Tupelo, 76 So.3d 204 (Miss. App. 2010) – defense of municipal rezoning decision
  • Prewitt v. City of Oxford, 44 So.3d 922 (Miss. 2010) – defense of mandamus action challenging municipal and State ordinance and procedure
  • Lafayette County, Mississippi v. Total Plan Services, 2010 WL 956168 (N.D. Miss. 2010) – commercial/insurance litigation, defense of third party administrator
  • Harrison v. Mayor & Board of Aldermen of the City of Batesville, Mississippi, 73 So.3d 1169 (Miss. App. 2010) – challenge to municipal variance
  • Bridge v. Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Oxford, Mississippi, 995 So.2d 81 (Miss. 2008) – defense of municipal zoning decision
  • Oxford Asset Partners, LLC v. City of Oxford, Mississippi, 970 So.2d 116 (Miss. 2007) – constitutional challenge to State local and private ordinance
  • Community Bank v. Cooper, 2006 WL 645404 (N.D. Miss. 2006) – breach of contract
  • Mack Trucks Inc. v. Tackett, 841 So.2d 1107 (Miss. 2003) – Diesel engine products liability
  • Lange v. City of Batesville, Mississippi, 832 So.2d 1236 (Miss. App. 2002) – breach of contract, Section 1983 challenge to municipal action
  • Lee, Avin, et al. v. Security Check, LLC, 203 F.Supp.2d 657 (N.D. Miss. 2000) – putative class action, Fair Debt Collections Practice Act
  • Johnson v. Davidson Ladders, Inc., 403 F.Supp.2d 544 (N.D. Miss. 2005) – products liability
  • Lamar OCI South Corp. v. City of Oxford (N.D. Miss.) – defended constitutionality of municipal sign ordinance
  • City Attorney for City of Oxford, Mississippi (2001 – present)
         Lead attorney for 2006 annexation for City of Oxford
         Represented City of Oxford in 2012 Petition for Inclusion
  • Former Adjunct Professor for Employment Law, Municipal Law, Federal Trial Practice, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Various construction, surety bond litigated matters
  • Personal injury defense
  • Litigated preliminary injunction proceedings in employment and non-compete cases
  • Law Clerk, Honorable E. Grady Jolly,
    United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1995-96)
  • Law Clerk, Honorable William H. Barbour, Jr.,
    United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi (1994-95)
  • U.S. Navy, Surface Warfare Officer, Lieutenant Commander

Honors and Achievements

  •  Best Lawyers in America
         Municipal Law (since 2010)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (since 2009)
         General Litigation
         Government/Cities/Municipalities
         Construction/Surety
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships and Associations

  • American Bar Association
         Section of Labor and Employment Law
         Government Law 
         Litigation
  • Mississippi Bar
         Labor and Employment Section (Chair, 2013-14, Vice-Chair 2012-13)
         Professionalism Committee (2010, 2011)
  • Mississippi Municipal Attorneys (Chair, 2013-14)
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Lafayette County Bar Association
  • DRI
  • Barrister, William Keady Chapter, American Inns of Court

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • United States District Courts
         Northern District of Mississippi
         Southern District of Mississippi
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Civic and Community Activities

  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
         Sunday School Teacher, Server
  • Rotary Club of Oxford, Mississippi
         Paul Harris Fellow
         President (2011-12)
  • United Way, Board of Directors
  • Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, Member
  • Eagle Scout