Board certified by the North Carolina State Bar in Real Estate Law and in business commercial, industrial and residential transactions since 1994. His areas of practice include Real estate – Residential, Real-Estate Commercial, Industrial and Residential Transactions, Foreclosure: Commercial and Residential and Basic Estate Planning/Wills.
University of North Carolina (B.S., 1978); Wake Forest University (J.D., 1981)
Why did you choose to become an attorney? I grew up in 2 small towns in the North Carolina Mountains. Jefferson then Black Mountain. In both towns there was an attorney who impressed me. They were the ones the folks looked to for help when there were problems at church or in the community. Both men were respected, but were very humble and approachable. At age 12 I gathered the courage to ask one of them if I could help him around the office. I told him I was curious about what lawyers and wondered if it was a profession I would enjoy. He very graciously took me under his wing and allowed me to go to court with him one day and to run errands around town for him. I saw people at all stations in life seek his counsel and come away apparently more comfortable with their situations than before their meeting. He told me that what most people need in a lawyer is one who is fairly intelligent with a strong work ethic, a keen sense of right and wrong and a large dose of common sense. My summer of 1967 convinced me I wanted to be lawyer.
What are your hobbies? I enjoy playing golf, cycling and playing with our three boxers, Madison, Gracie and Lilly.
Favorite Winston-Salem landmark? The old R.J.Reynolds Building.
Favorite landmark in NC? It is a tie between The Biltmore House and Mount Jefferson in Ashe County
Professional activities? I served 5 years on the NC Bar Association/NC Realtors Association forms committee which is responsible for drafting the standard real estate forms for NC. I am currently serving a 3 year term on the Real Property Specialization Committee for the NC State Bar. The committee is responsible for the testing of candidates who want to be recognized as specialists in the practice of real estate law.