- Successful motion to dismiss claims of discrimination and retaliation based on constructive discharge, age discrimination, state and federal whistleblower retaliation, and state claims of breach of implied contract and the tort of outrage. (Birl-Johnson v. Regions Bank, No. 14-cv-1059, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 120982 (M.D. Ala. Sept. 11, 2015)).
- Successful appeal affirming sovereign immunity defense as to state and federal law challenges. (Alabama v. PCI Gaming Auth., 801 F.3d 1278 (11th Cir. 2015)).
- Successful motion to dismiss in public university student expulsion case. (Cagle v. Rubley, No. 14-cv-04, 2014 U.S. Dist. Lexis 148887 (M.D. Ala. Oct. 20, 2014).
- Successful defense in case alleging age and race discrimination. (Davis v. International Paper Co., 997 F. Supp. 2d 1225 (M.D. Ala. 2014)).
- Successful motion to dismiss in employment layoff case. (McCray v. Auburn Univ. Montgomery, No. 11-cv-714, 2012 U.S. Dist. Lexis 32388 (M.D. Ala., Mar. 12, 2012)).
- Successful defense in tenure denial case. (Martin v. Auburn Univ. Montgomery, 908 F. Supp. 2d 1259 (M.D. Ala. 2012)).
- Successful defense in public university case alleging student’s dismissal violated the First and Fourteenth Amendments. (Heenan v. Rhodes, 757 F. Supp. 2d 1229 (M.D. Ala. 2011)).
- Successful defense of statute challenged as unconstitutional. (Northington v. Ala. Dep't of Conservation & Natural Res., 33 So. 3d 560 (Ala. 2010)).
- Successful defense on basis of immunity against efforts to seek declaratory and injunctive relief. (Freemanville Water Sys. v. Poarch Band of Creek Indians, 563 F.3d 1205 (11th Cir. 2009)).
- The University of Alabama, B.A., 2001, Communications and Information Sciences, cum laude
- Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 2004, magna cum laude
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- Alabama, 2004
- MD AL Federal Bar Center, Board of Directors, 2014 - present
- Federal Bar Association, 2006-present; Appellate Law and Practice Committee, Chair, 2014 - present; Vice-Chair, 2013 – 2014; Appellate Court Task Force, 2017-2018
- Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum, Class 8, 2012; Lawyer University Chair, 2016-2018; Diversity of the profession, Subcommittee Chair, 2016-2018
- Middle District of Alabama Pro Se Assistance Program, Director, 2014 - present
- Montgomery Chapter, Federal Bar Association, Executive Board, 2007 - present; Past President, 2012 - 2013, Past Secretary/Treasurer, 2010 - 2012
- Montgomery County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Executive Board, 2006 - 2010
- Hugh Maddox American Inn of Court, 2006 - present
- Alabama State Bar Association, 2004 - present, various committee and group affiliations including: Leadership Forum Section, Litigation Section, Future of the Profession in Alabama Task Force; Law Day Committee, Chair; Lawyer University Committee, Chair, Diversity of the Profession, subcommittee Chair
- Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, 2006 - 2015
- American Bar Association, 2004 - 2014
- Defense Research Institute, 2006 - 2014
- The Best Lawyers in America, Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment, 2015 - present
- The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year, 2018
- Benchmark Litigation, Top Litigator Under 40, 2016
- AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell, 2015 - present
- Mid-South Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2013 - present
- Auburn University at Montgomery, Community Business Education Partners Project, Outreach, academic year 2014 - 2015
- Family Sunshine Center, Board of Directors, 2015 - present
- Britton YMCA, Board of Directors, 2007 - present
- Hope Inspired Ministries, periodic mentor
- Society of Human Resource Management-Montgomery, President, 2010
- Junior League of Montgomery, 2007 - present; Board of Directors, Governance, 2015 - 2016
- Montgomery Chamber of Commerce, Total Resources Campaign, volunteer, 2009 - present
- Curia Honoris Honor Society for alumni of Cumberland School of Law, 2005 - present