Court
Criminal Court Judge – Division VI

Education
University of Tennessee – Knoxville, 1972

Juris Doctor
Nashville School of Law, 1979

Bar Admissions
Tennessee, 1979

Court Admissions (and Year)
All courts for the State of Tennessee – 1979
U.S. Middle District of Tennessee – 1981

Professional Memberships & Activities
Tennessee Judicial Conference, serve on Criminal TPI & CLE committees
Tennessee Bar Association – have served on various ad hoc commitees
Nashville Bar Association – serve on Criminal Justice Committee and various ad hoc committees
Fellow, Nashville Bar Foundation
Inns of Court Ad Hoc Committee on Indigent Representation
Regular speaker for Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Civic Memberships & Activities
Past/present Board Member of: Mental Health Assoc. of America Rochelle Center
Past mentor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Present/past presiding judge of mock trial/moot court at Harvard, Vanderbilt, Belmont as well as local and statewide high school competitions
Volunteer to many local charities special events

Started Teaching at NSL
2013

Courses Taught
Criminal Trial Practice

Accolades & Distinctions
– NAMI-Tennessee “Professional of the Year” Award recipient (2003)
– Middle TN. Mental Health Assoc. “Outstanding Mental Health Professional of the Year” Award recipient (2003)
– NAMI-Nashville “Ambassador of Hope – Outstanding Advocate in Criminal Justice” Award recipient (2001)
– Nashville Bar Assoc. “Assistance of Counsel” Award recipient (1994)
– NBA Ad Hoc Committee Chair that created and implemented “Dial-A- Lawyer” Public Service Program
– Nashville Prevention Partnership “Lifetime Achievement Award” (2014)

Publications
Various articles in the Nashville Bar Journal

Significant Cases
State v. Clark, ___S.W.3d___, 2014 WL 5801658 (Tenn.)
State v. King, 437 S.W.3d 856 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2013)
State v. Brooks, 277 S.W.3d 407 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2008)
State v. Allen, 10 S.W.3d 286 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1999)
State v. Utley, 928 S.w.2d (Tenn. Crim. App. 1995)
State v. Bordis, 905 S.W.2d 1995 (Tenn. Crim. App. 1995)
Haynes v. Dalton, 848 S.W.2d 664 (Tenn. App. 1992)
State v. Marshal, 845 S.W.2d 228 (tenn. Crim. App. 1992)
Jackson v. Greyhound Lines, Inc. 743 S.W.2d 617 (Tenn. 1987)
Pankow v. Mitchell, 737 S.W.2d 293 (Tenn. App. 1987)
State v. Ralph Claypole and numerous other high profile cases that were not appealed due to favorable results or were not reported decision.

CLE Presentations
Tenn. Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers October,2014, “Winning at NO Cost”
Other CLE presentations were in 2013 or earlier

Contact Information
Criminal Court Judge
408 2nd Ave. N., Suite 5130
Nashville, TN 37201

615.880.3419

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