I have been a lawyer representing companies, individuals, and government officials and entities in Alabama at Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt since 1994. I have worked on more than 90 appeals and have represented clients in a variety of matters, including employment matters (litigation and advising employers or developing policies); disputes over arbitration agreements; shareholder claims; fraud and negligence claims; constitutional claims and disputes over the powers of governmental entities; electronic discovery; discovery and venue disputes; and election-related disputes. I have also served as an arbitrator and a hearing officer in civil-service-system appeals. Before working at Wallace Jordan, I was a law clerk to Justice Hugh Maddox of the Alabama Supreme Court. Before that, I attended law school at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, where I graduated with honors, served as an associate editor of the Texas Law Review, was a member of the Legal Research Board, and received the Best Brief Award. My undergraduate degree is from Auburn University. My personal interests include family activities with my wife and children, church activities, technology, and college football and basketball.nnPractice areas:nappeals/appellate advocacy;nemployment and labor law (including litigation, discrimination, contracts, litigation prevention/employee policies, and employee benefits/ERISA);ncommercial litigation;ninsurance litigation;narbitration/alternative dispute resolution;nelection and voting law;nconstitutional law and civil rights.