- Renewable Energy: I have advised in the past or currently represent multiple national and international renewable energy developers in the development, sale, purchase permitting, construction and/or operation of over 2 GW of solar and wind capacity in the United States. My services have included in the past, regulatory counsel, legal due diligence, economic development and tax incentives, EPC contracting, real estate and tax-equity financing.
- Mississippi Power Kemper County IGCC Project: Since the Project's inception in 2006, I was involved in all legal aspects of the Project's development, approval, and construction. Major areas include: applying for and obtaining various financial incentives; applying for and obtaining all necessary approvals from federal and state regulatory bodies; litigating the validity of various approvals and permits in state and federal courts; regulatory prudence review and rate proceedings; and commercial litigation concerning the Project.
- Utility Rate Cases: Represented electric, water, and sewer public utilities in dozens of rate cases before state and federal utility regulatory bodies. Most recently, in 2023, I successfully obtained the first formula rate plan ever approved in Mississippi for a water and sewer public utility.
- Mergers and Acquisitions: Most recently, I represented a national water & sewer utility in its acquisition of over 100 water and sewer systems throughout the state of Mississippi, wherein we obtained an acquisition adjustment award from the Mississippi Public Service Commission for the first time in state history for a water and sewer public utility. In 2022, I represented a renewable developer in the sale of its entire development portfolio of over a dozen projects to an international investment company.
- Commercial Arbitration: Obtained a zero-dollar award in a $140 million private arbitration alleging fraud and breach of contract by a 3-0 vote of the arbitration panel following a two-week trial on the merits. (2020)
- Commercial Litigation: Obtained a complete dismissal of a multi-million federal court class action suit alleging breach of contract and other related causes of actions. (2019)
- Commercial Litigation: Obtained a dismissal of a state-court fraud case alleging damages in the hundreds of millions of dollars related to the construction of a large industrial facility. (2017)
- Commercial Litigation: Successfully represented the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in litigation against its thirteen different property and casualty insurance providers to ultimately recover over $180 million in property and business interruption damages caused by Hurricane Katrina. (2007)
- Corporate governance: Represent third-generation family corporation to advise on corporate governance, corporate re-structuring, and leadership succession issues.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2005, cum laude; University of Richmond Law Review, Articles Editor
- University of Richmond, M.B.A., 2005
- Louisiana State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2001
- Supreme Court of Mississippi, 2005
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 2005
- Mississippi, 2005
- American Bar Association
- Mississippi Bar Association
- Energy Bar Association
- Harrison County Bar Association
- Harrison County Young Lawyers Association
- Firm Pro Bono Committee, Chair
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year 2023, Gulfport, Energy Law
- Chambers USA, Energy & Natural Resources, Mississippi
- The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy
- Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2012 - present
- Mississippi Economic Council – Leadership Mississippi Class of 2019
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Gulf Coast Class of 2011
- American Heart Association, Executive Leadership Team for Heart Walk & Heart Ball, 2022
- Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2019-2022
- Gulf Coast Business Council, Emerging Executive Committee
- Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, Board of Directors
- Gulf Coast Carnival Association, Floor Committee
- Mithras Carnival Association, Past President & Presiding Secretary