About Me

I definitely am from the "Work to Live" school.

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I obtained my undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University in 1992 (graduating Magna Cum Laude and membership in Phi Beta Kappa). I also graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1995 (finishing with High Honors and membership in Order of the Coif -- top 10% of the class). By definition I am not a UNC fan, but I will gladly send my kids to school there!

I am a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning and Probate and I was also named to the Business North Carolina 2011 Legal Elite.

Away From Work.

I am originally from the Lake Norman region of North Carolina, but we settled in the Durham – Chapel Hill area in 1992. We now live north of Hillsborough in the country far from lights. My favorite days are spent with my wife Anne and our children Sara Beth and twins Ryan and Melissa, sometimes in the garden growing vegetables, cooking in the kitchen, fishing, laughing and just having fun. Of course my life would not be complete without BBQ, wine, and an occasional day on the golf course.

I make some time to give back as well as with volunteering through:

  • Walnut Grove UMC
  • JW Athletics Foundation

I have also enjoyed active involvement and leadership with many other organizations such as the Orange County Planning Board, Orange County Unified Transportation Board (OUTBoard), Carol Woods Audit Committee, Kiwanis, Jaycees, Volunteers for Youth, NC Bar Estate Planning Specialist Committee and United Way just to name a few. These days I have scaled back some of these outreach activities to allow more time with my family.