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Judge Chambers

BORN:  Mobile, Alabama, March 3, 1960.

EDUCATION:  Vanderbilt University,  graduated 1980, Double Major in Business Administration & Economics; University of Madrid 1980, University of Alabama School of Law, Juris Doctorate 1984.

PRACTICE OF LAW:  Admitted to practice of law before all State and Appellate Courts of the State of Alabama; also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Maintained a private practice of law specializing in division of family assets and resolving family disputes; Prosecutor for the City of Mobile; attorney for the Department of Human Resources.

Appointed Circuit Judge, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama, in 1992.  Assigned to Domestic Relations Division.  Instituted court-ordered referral program known as "Helping Children Cope With Divorce" to improve parental communication for the benefit of their children; began Lawyers for Children Pro Bono Program; assisted in development of supervised visitation programs.

MEMBER:  Alabama Bar Association; Mobile Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Judges Association; Alabama Association of Circuit Judges; Association of Family and Conciliation Courts; Alabama Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; Rotary International of Mobile, Downtown Division; Springhill Presbyterian Church; serve in an advisory capacity to several community organizations; appointed by Alabama Supreme Court to serve on special committee of judges to improve courts handling Domestic Relations issues and child support issues; and appointed to special task force to make divorce mediation guidelines; Liberty Bell Award recipient from Mobile Bar Association.