- Pole Attachments/Joint Use: Represented multiple electric utilities in contract disputes, negotiations, regulatory proceedings and litigation, involving pole attachment and joint use agreements.
- Patronage capital class actions: Lead team and arguments resulting in trial court’s dismissal of two class actions, patronage capital lawsuits filed against three named distribution EMCs. In both cases, plaintiffs challenged the EMCs’ patronage capital distribution practices using many legal theories. In general, plaintiffs sought to increase electricity rates and remake how EMCs operate in Georgia. The trial court dismissed the statutory claims because nothing in the EMC enabling act requires EMCs to distribute patronage capital to current or former members. The act simply provides EMCs should address the allocation and disposition of revenues in their bylaws, which all the EMCs did.
- Electrical fire claims: Lead investigations of a series of fire claims for electric utility alleging new technology ignited fires. Following investigation, including both scene inspection and laboratory exams, causation was determined not to be new technology, and no suits were filed against the electric utility.
- Mercer University School of Law, J.D., 1994, cum laude
- Duke University, B.A., 1990
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
- State Courts of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- Georgia Superior Court
- Georgia Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
- Georgia, 1994
- American Bar Association
- State Bar of Georgia
- Atlanta Bar Association
Chambers USA, Litigation: General Commercial
The Best Lawyers in America®, Commercial Litigation; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama, Honorable Alex T. Howard Jr., 1994 - 1996