I protect families and small businesses across Eastern North Carolina by helping them create and implement plans to manage, preserve and transfer their assets. My practice is focused on estate planning and administration, elder and special needs law and business planning. My goal is to give my clients the peace of mind that they are protected from whatever risks they face.
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 attended law school at Campbell University. While in law school, I served as Managing Editor of the Campbell Law Review. I graduated from law school in 2005.
From 2005 until 2011, I practiced with a mid-sized law firm, primarily handling civil litigation. 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.
My Martindale-Hubbell Rating is AV-Preeminent and my AVVO rating of 10.0/10.0. I am a member of the N.C. Bar Association, WealthCounsel, ElderCounsel, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the North Carolina Forestry Association, the Society of American Foresters, and the Association of Consulting Foresters. I am also a N.C. Registered Forester and a Certified Forester. I am admitted to practice law in all North Carolina courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
My wife, Amity, and I have been married since 1995. We have two children. We attend First Baptist Church in Wilson, where I am a deacon. When I am not working, I enjoy surfing, swimming, fishing, and hunting.