- J.D. University of Alabama, 1986
- B.A. Auburn University, 1983
Litigation associate with Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville, Birmingham. Legal Research and writing fellow, Mercer University School of Law. Partner with Spicer & Shelley, Macon, Georgia. Member, Alabama and Georgia bars.
- Notes from a Legal Writing Lifer: A Celebration and A Concern, published in The Second Draft, Spring 2010
- Identifying the Thread: Using the Persuasive Legal Paradigm StREAC to Teach Predictive Writing (Co-presented with Professor Sandra Simpson), Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, March 2011.
- Putting Theory into Practice: Re-Structuring the Legal Writing Curiculum to Refelct the Realities of the Law Firm Collaborative Model. Panel Presentation. 2010 SALT Bi-annual Teaching Conference. Honolulu, Hawaii. Dec. 2010.
- Of Rubrics and Margin Notes: Assessing Students Over Time (A Roundtable Discussion of Uses and Expectations)(Co-presented with Professor Lisa Bradley), panel presentation, Tenth Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, James E. Rogers College of Law of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., 2010
- The 3 x 5 Brief: Using an Old Technology to Solve a Modern Problem (and an Old One, Too) (Co-Presented with Prof. Heidi Holland),Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., March 13-14 2009
- The Benefits of Color-Coding: Use Highlighters as an Essential Legal Writing Tool to Improve Teaching and Learning (Co-Presented with Prof. Heidi Holland), Northwest Regional Legal Writing Conference, Portland, Ore., August 29th, 2009.
Appointed as Assistant Editor of the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, two-year appointment, July 2006
- Legal Research & Writing