Professor of Accounting for Lawyers

Firm, Company, or Court
Formerly Chief Special Counsel For Litigation at Tennessee Attorney General’s Office

University of Tennessee, 1970

Juris Doctor
Vanderbilt Law School, 1974

Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 1974

Court Admissions (and Year)
Tennessee Supreme Court and all Tennessee Trial and Appellate Courts, 1974
United States District Court, 1975
United States Tax Court 1975
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 1977
Supreme Court of the United States, 1979

Professional Memberships & Activities
Member of Tennessee Bar Association and Nashville Bar Association
Appointed to the Legal Committee of the Interstate Oil Compact Commission in 1977-1980 by Governors Ray Blanton and Lamar Alexander
Faculty Member of the Tennessee Judicial Academy 1982-1984
Chairman of the Administrative Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association-1987
Member of the Tennessee Assessment Appeals Commission 2008 to present
Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant In Tennessee since 1972
Member of the Middle Tennessee Estate Planning Council
Speaker at numerous seminars on State and Local Taxation and Administrative Law.

Civic Memberships & Activities
Member of numerous historical associations
Hiking -the Appalachian Trail
reading historical and financial books and publications

Started Teaching at NSL
September 1976

Courses Taught
Accounting For Lawyers
Legal Research and Writing (1976 to 1991)

Accolades & Distinctions
Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation-1996
Distinguished Faculty Award – Nashville School of Law-2003

Manual of Appellate Court Practice in Tennessee-Tennessee Bar Association(1985), Chapter 4 “Administrative Appeals” article on “Taxation of U.S. Obligations”, Revenue Administration (1983).

Significant Cases
Having tried hundreds of cases and briefed and argued over 100 in the state and federal appellate courts they all seemed significant at the time. Some of the more recent appellate cases and a US Supreme Court case would be:
Memphis Bank & Trust Co. v. Garner, 459 U.S.392,103 S.Ct.692,74 L.Ed.2nd 562(1983)
In re All Assessments 58 S.W.3rd 95(Tenn.2000)
ACLU v. Bredesen No.04-6393 (6th Cir.2005)

CLE Presentations
None in the last few years. I have in the past spoke at numerous CLE and other seminars in Tennessee and other states. The most recent was in Wichita Kansas about 2008 at the International Association of Assessment Officers conference, where I have spoken several times.

Contact Information
Formerly Chief Special Counsel For Litigation at Tennessee Attorney General’s Office
3706 Lealand Lane
Nashville, TN 37204

615-297-0864 (Voice)