J.D. is a member of Butler Snow's business services group and focuses his practice on a range of corporate, real estate and construction matters. 

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Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Mississippi: Northern, Southern

Civic Involvement

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • 100 Black Men of Jackson, MS
  • MC Law Bar Prep Mentor
  • Phoenix Club of Jackson


  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Ones to Watch, Litigation – Construction, 2021-2022
    • Ones to Watch, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021-2022
    • Ones to Watch, Real Estate Law, 2021-2022
  • Mississippi Business Journal, Top 50 Under 40, 2021

Education & Honors

  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
    • Managing Editor, Mississippi College Law Review
  • Mississippi State University, B.B.A., Business Management, summa cum laude, 2009
  • Clerkship, Hon. James E. Graves, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, ​2015-2016

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

  • Author, "You've Been Generally Warned - Smoking is Bad: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Food and Drug Administration and the Fight Over Graphic Warning Images in the First Amendment Context," Miss. C. L. Rev., Spring 2014. 
  • Author, "Baby Girl's Fate: Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl - Placing a Child's Chosen Parental Path in the Hands of the United States Supreme Court," Southern Journal of Policy and Justice, Spring 2014.