For several years, my practice was focused almost exclusively on litigation. After countless mediations, trials and appeals, I realized that proper planning could have prevented many of the cases I handled. Although I still represent clients in court, I now devote a substantial portion of my time to providing comprehensive estate, elder law and business planning.
In 1995, I graduated from N.C. State University with a B.S. in Natural Resources. I received a Master of Forestry from N.C. State in 1998. After working as a forester for several years, I grew concerned about the changes in the forest products industry. In 2002, I started law school at Campbell University. While in law school, I participated on two moot court teams and served as Managing Editor of the Campbell Law Review.
I practiced with Rose Rand Wallace Attorneys, P.A. in Wilson, N.C. from 2005 until 2011. Over time, the focus of my practice shifted from representing large corporations and municipalities to representing individuals. In June 2011, I opened a solo practice so I could concentrate on meeting the needs of my individual clients.
I was recognized by Super Lawyers as a North Carolina Rising Star for 2013. I also have a peer review rating of BV® in Martindale-Hubbell. I am a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church in Wilson, N.C. My wife, Amity, and I have been married since 1995. We have two children, Luke and Sadie. In my spare time, I enjoy running, cycling, swimming, surfing and duck hunting.