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; business and corporate disputes; fraud and negligence claims; constitutional claims; disputes over the powers of governmental entities; electronic discovery; 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, volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children, technology, and college football and basketball.