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Biography
Author: “Tax Consequences in Probate Practice,” Alabama Lawyer; “Ghost of the Premiums Payment Test Lives On,” American Bar Journal.Lecturer: Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Education; Alabama Institute of Public Accountants; Houston Federal Income Tax Institute; University of Tulsa Continuing Legal Education Seminar. Faculty Member:Southern Trust School, 2006. Membership: University of Alabama Law School Alumni Association-President, 1985. Director, University of Alabama Law School Foundation; Member, Alabama Law Institute Advisory Committee on Drafting Uniform Probate Code of Alabama and Professional Corporation Act; Member, Farrah Board of Selected Trustees of the Law School Foundation of the University of Alabama. Vice President and General Counsel, Energy Service Company “ENSCO,” 1990-1992. President, America’s Junior Miss Foundation, 2002-2008. Council Executive Board Member, Boy Scouts of America for Southwest Alabama, 1998-2006. Recipient, Silver Beaver Award, 2003. Member, Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, 2004-2006. Trustee, Christ Church Cathedral Foundation, 2006-2008. Member: Mobile County and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar (Member, Sections on Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust-Chairman, 1976); Mobile Estate Planning Council; Christian Legal Society (Mobile Chapter; Board Member, 2004-2008). Fellow: American College Trust and Estate Counsel (Alabama Chair, 1998-2003). [Captain, U.S. Army, 1964-1967].

Admitted to bar
  • Alabama, 1964
Education
  • New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 1972
  • Omicron Delta Kappa, president, 1962-1963
  • University of Alabama, LL.B., 1964
  • University of Alabama, B.S., 1962