B.A., Samford University, speech and dramatic arts, 1961
M.A., University of Alabama, communication and rhetorical theory, 1962
J.D., cum laude, Cumberland School of Law, 1971
Practice experience: Municipal judge, Cities of Pelham and Hoover, Alabama. Chief Legal Advisor to the Governor of Alabama, 1993-95. Former municipal judge for City of Homewood, Alabama.
Joined Cumberland faculty: 1971
Teaching and research interests: Contracts, municipal court practice and procedure
* Expert in drunk driving law; author of Drunk Drivers: The Law in Alabama (Samford University Press, 1998) and The Prosecution and Defense of DUI Cases; A Practitioner's Handbook (Samford University Press, 2004).
* Expert in shoplifting law; author of The Law of Shoplifting: A Guide for Lawyers and Merchants (Agora Press, 1988 2nd ed. 2008 Samford University Press, 2008).
* Chaired Alabama Supreme Court Advisory Commission on Municipal Courts; author of Municipal Courts: Practice and Procedure in Alabama (Agora Press, 1991, 2nd ed. 1996 and 1997 supplement by Samford University Press; 3rd ed. 1999, Samford University Press) and supplement 2004
* Expert in the law of contracts; has taught contracts at Cumberland for over 30 years, as a professor of law, and for national bar review courses. Currently serves as a Municipal Judge for the city of Hoover.
* Harvey S. Jackson Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005
* Distinguished Award of Justice as Municipal Judge, 2002
* Cumberland Distinguished Alumnus Award, 1994
* Alabama Bar Association Award of Merit, 1992
* George Macon Teacher of the Year, 1991