I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and have lived in the Atlanta area my entire life. I did my undergraduate work at Georgia State University, followed by law school at Emory University. Since 1978 I have practiced law in Atlanta, focusing mainly on civil litigation, including insurance; product liability, premises liability, other personal injury litigation; as well as commercial disputes, representing parties on both sides of each type of case. Since 2006 I have practiced with a ten lawyer firm in downtown Atlanta.
What attracted you to The Mountain?
I became interested in The Mountain as the result of my father’s work as a trustee for several years. Through that connection I offered occasional informal legal advice to the staff and the Board. My fondness for TMR grew, and by the end of my father’s last term as a trustee I had become interested in helping promote the work of The Mountain as a trustee myself.
What would you like to accomplish in your Board role?
I’d like to help The Mountain become more widely known as a teaching and learning center for the causes of peace, justice and sustainability, by helping to shape its strategy for becoming a vibrant self-sustaining entity.
About your family:
My daughter Gina is 17 years old and a junior in high school. My son Joseph, almost 16, is completing his freshman year. I am most proud of both my kids.
What do you find most important in life?
Most important to me is modeling for my children a commitment to tolerance and respect for others, and to hope for the future of the earth and its people. As a litigator involved daily in the mercenary disputes of others, this can be easier said than done. The Mountain helps me remember this commitment.
If you have read this far and we don’t know each other, I hope you are wondering how you can contribute to the work of this great organization, and I hope we can meet to talk about it.
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