Practice Areas

  • Business and Civil Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Personal Injury

Biographical Information

Professional Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association:
    • Labor Law Council, 2003 – 2012 (Chair, 2008-2009)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice:
    • Board of Governors, 2003-2006, 2013-14
    • Publications Committee (Chair, 2003-2006), 1999-2011
    • Employment Law Section (Chair, 2013-2014)
  • Greensboro Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Middle District of North Carolina Chapter, 2010-present

Education

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA
    • Juris Doctor, 1989
  • Duke University, Durham, NC
    • B.A. 1986 (Philosophy)

Civic and Charity Affiliations

  • Elon University School of Law
    • Board of Advisors, 2006 – present
    • Preceptor, 2006 – present
    • Adjunct Professor, 2008-2014
  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro
    • Board of Directors, 2007-2011
    • Impact Greensboro, Agent 2007 – present
    • Future Fund, 2000 – present
  • Rotary International, Greensboro Rotary Club
    • Board of Directors, 2008-2011
    • Group Study Exchange, District 7690 Committee, 2003-2011
    • Rotary Youth Leadership Program, 2010 – present (co-chair, 2011-2013)
  • Trial Lawyers Care, 2002-2005
  • Page High School Mock Trial Coach, 2004-2008

Publications and Presentations

  • Verdicts & Settlements column, TRIAL BRIEFS, 1998-2014
  • NORTH CAROLINA PRIMA FACIE MANUAL (R. Elliot, Ed.) (LexisNexis 2006, 2008, and 2012 Supplements) (Contributing Editor for Chapters on Animals, Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, and Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices)
  • City’s Renege on Economic Development Loan Insightful on Employment Issues (NCBA Blog, May 18, 2017)
  • Court of Appeals on Brink of Slippery Non-Compete Slope (NCBA Blog Dec. 1, 2016)
  • Fourth Circuit’s RLM Communications, LLC v. Tuschen Tackles Noncompetition and Trade Secret Misappropriation Issues (NCBA Blog Sept. 1, 2016)
  • Restrictive Covenants, NCBA Fundamentals of Employment Law CLE (Feb. 3, 2016)
  • Restrictive Covenants in Employment Law: Noncompetition Agreements, NCBA Fundamentals of Employment Law CLE (June 2015)
  • Restrictive Covenants in Employment, NCBA Fundamentals of Employment Law CLE (June 2013)
  • Protecting Our Protectors: Federal Employment Laws Assisting Our Servicemembers, Trial Briefs 9 (Dec. 2012)
  • Noncompetition Agreements, NCBA CLE (June 3, 2011)
  • Employment Law, TRIAL BRIEFS (JUNE 2009), Coordinating Editor
  • War Stories 101 Panel, 2009 Fundamentals of Employment Law, NCBA CLE (June 5, 2009)
  • Non-Compete Clauses and Confidential Information, NCATL Employment Law CLE (April 2007)
  • 2008 NC/SC Bar Labor & Employment Law Update (NCBA CLE), Planner
  • 2007 Fundamentals of Employment Law (NCBA CLE Program), Planner
  • 2007 NC/SC Bar Labor & Employment Law Update (NCBA CLE), Planner
  • The Government as Litigant, TRIAL BRIEFS (Dec. 2006), Coordinating Editor
  • New Ethics Opinion Grants Further Protections for the Government, TRIAL BRIEFS 32 (DEC. 2006)
  • Book Review, The Myth of the Imperial Judiciary, TRIAL 64 (Oct. 2003)
  • Book Review, Good Counsel, TRIAL 76 (May 2001)
  • Civil Rights, TRIAL BRIEFS (JAN. 2001), Coordinating Editor
  • Book Review, Persuasion: The Litigator’s Art, TRIAL 118 (July 2000)
  • Book Review, Imagining the Law, TRIAL 84 (March 1998)
  • Roundtable on Products Liability, TRIAL 22 (Nov. 1997)
  • Passing the Bar – Everything but the Exam, FROM CLASSROOM TO COURTROOM (1995)

Additional Information

  • Certified Superior Court Mediator (2003-present)
  • Admitted to Practice in the State of North Carolina, the United States District Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Middle, Eastern, and Western Districts of the United States District Court of North Carolina
  • Legal Elite, Employment Law, 2010, 2015-17
  • Super Lawyers, Employment Law, 2016-2017
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Vestry, Men’s Fellowship Chair)