Graduated from UNC-CH in 1972 with a major in Political Science.
Graduated from Mercer University Law School in 1977.
Practiced law in Macon, Ga. from 1977 until 1980.
Admitted to the NC Bar in 1981 and has continuously practiced as a private attorney since then.
Areas of practice include real estate, estate planning, business matters, adoptions,juvenile law, child support, civil litigation and minor traffic offenses.