A successful attorney knows her client’s case better than anybody else. She has a thorough working knowledge of the case facts and understands all the nuances of the applicable law. But even more than that, she is able to take that often-complex intersection of facts and law and break it down into easily digestible pieces. The ability to help the jury understand the client’s story is crucial to victory.
Conveying complicated ideas in a simple way is a skill. My experience over the last eighteen years has honed this skill and made me an effective litigator. I have spent most of my career at prestigious national law firms in Washington, D.C. and Charlotte. There, I litigated high-profile, complex matters before various federal courts and agencies and conducted internal investigations. My tenure as a full-time professor of law challenged me to refine further my approach to lawyering, pushing me to make tough subjects accessible to fledgling law students. As a result, I returned to private practice a better attorney than when I left it.
Whether it’s an antitrust lawsuit alleging anticompetitive practices, a commercial contract dispute, or an internal investigation in anticipation of litigation, making a difficult case look easy to a judge, jury, or governmental entity in favor of your client takes hard work. And it’s exactly the type of work I am good at.
University of Pittsburgh – B.A. French & Political Science, magna cum laude
- The George Washington University Law School – J.D.
Bar & Court Admissions
- North Carolina
- District of Columbia
- Mecklenburg County Bar
- North Carolina Bar Association
Awards & Achievements
- The George Washington International Law Review
- Moot Court Board