Over 50 years experience as an attorney representations include clients in financial and security disputes, commercial business disputes, construction-related matters, personal injury claims, banking relationships, corporate matters, real estate transactions, and general business. Represented debtors, creditors, trustees, and creditors committees in numerous bankruptcies. Examples of the larger bankruptcy matters include Citation Corporation, Wall Street Deli, The Omelet Shoppe, Chalkline Manufacturing, Golbro Jewelers, SouthTrust Tower, Riverchase Country Club, ORIS Manufacturing, Bruno s Supermarkets LLC -Conflicts Counsel, Heatherwood Country Club, West Jewel, Inc. and Green River Biodiesel, Inc. Personally involved in various business and real estate ventures for 50 years.
Since 1993 I have mediated over 1,600 cases, including the following controversy issues: securities trading disputes; automobile accidents; defective products, real estate contracts and construction disputes; wrongful death; domestic dispute; breach of franchise, warranty, contract; general malpractice suits; EEOC, age, and reverse discrimination; business disputes including partnership dissolution, minority oppression claims, sale of business, and non-compete agreement violation; wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, employment contract dispute/termination, shareholder disputes; banking disputes and Americans with Disability Act claims. Cases also included a variety of insurance disputes concerning title insurance indemnification, fraud in sale, and bad faith claims.
As an arbitrator I have handled numerous cases, which include the following controversy issues: faulty real estate construction claim; failure to timely complete real estate construction; automobile accident; business contract dispute, wrongful tenant termination; misrepresentation in sales; construction disputes; wrongful offset of bank account; breach of warranty; real estate purchase disputes; invasion of privacy; insurance fraud; hospital-healthcare agency dispute; consumer credit abuse and TILA violations.
- ADA Disability
- Banking & Finance
- Civil Rights
- Consumer Fraud
- Contract Disputes
- Debt Collections
- Family Businesses
- Medical Malpractice
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Nursing Homes
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Fees
- Real Estate
- Shareholder Disputes
- Title Disputes
- Workers' Compensation
- Wrongful Death
- University of Alabama, B.S.-1954
- University of Alabama, J.D. 1956
- American Academy of Attorney Mediators
- AAA Commercial Arbitrator Training, Atlanta, 11/99
- AAA Introductory Arbitrator Training Workshop, Birmingham, 8/95
- American Academy of Attorney Mediators/Atlanta Divorce Mediators Mediation Training Various Other
ADR Training FINRA Dispute Mediator
Memberships & Affiliations
American College of Bankruptcy
Birmingham Bar Association
Alabama State Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Bankruptcy Institute
Commercial Law League of America
Association for Conflict Resolution
Alabama Academy of Attorney Mediators (Founding Member, Past President)
Arbitrator Compensation: $350.00 per hour
Mediator Compensation: $350.00 per hour for 2 parties; $130.00 per hour per party for 3 parties; $110.00 per hour per party for 4 parties or more. Special billing arrangements may be made, depending upon the economics of the situation and special circumstances.
Cancellation Fee: When an arbitration has been scheduled to last for two or more days, and cancelled within two weeks of hearing date, a cancellation fee of $3,500.00 will be charged. No cancellation fee charged for mediations or arbitrations scheduled for one day.