Biography

Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2007
  • California, 2007
  • U.S. District Courts
    • California: Central, Southern
    • Mississippi: Northern, Southern
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals
    • 9th Circuit

Distinctions

  • Mid-South Super Lawyers® Rising Star, ​Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Leadership Greater Jackson, ​, 2013-2014

Education & Honors

  • University of Mississippi, J.D., cum laude, 2006
    • Mississippi Law Journal
    • Journal of Space Law
    • Moot Court Board
  • Jackson State University, M.P.P., 2000
  • Belhaven University, B.A., English, with honors, 1997

Experience

  • James Orams v. Pilot Travel Centers, LLC, Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi; Civil Action No. 251-09-6909; August 16, 2013; summary judgment. 
  • Defended national manufacturers of motor vehicles and construction equipment in cases pending in California state and federal courts. 
  • Assisted trial team in obtaining favorable settlement on behalf of an insurance company involving claims of negligence and negligent hiring on the second day of trial. 
  • Obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a franchise-business owner and employee involved in a motor vehicle accident where the claimed damages exceeded $10 million. 

Publications

  • "Plaintiffs’ Attorneys Keep Trying Novel Theories But Innovator Liability is Still an Elusive Target," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 6 No. 3, September 2013.
  • "Can Experts Testify as to the Ethics or State of Mind of Corporate Defendants," Pro Te: Solutio, Vol. 6 No. 1, February 2013.