NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, Durham, NC
Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, May 2002
Honors: Thurgood Marshall Scholar, NCCU Foundation Scholar,
Activities: NCCU Law Journal (Senior Editor),
Contracts Teaching Assistant
Susie M. Sharp Inn of Court
FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY, Fayetteville, NC
Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, May 1995
HANDS LAW OFFICE, PLLC, Charlotte, NC, Managing Member
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy, Real Estate Closings (Residential & Commercial), Criminal & Traffic Law, Personal Injury, Contract Review & Business Start-up.
FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION, Washington, DC, Staff Antitrust Attorney
Evaluated and litigated the competitive effects of various multi-million dollar mergers/acquisitions in the petroleum and pipeline industry.
MOORE & VAN ALLEN, PLLC, Charlotte, NC, Summer Associate
Conducted research and drafted memoranda regarding the Revised Article 9, limited partnerships, Regulation S-P, synthetic leases and the Attorney-Client Privilege.
PARKER, POE, ADAMS & BERNSTEIN, LLP, Charlotte, NC, Summer Associate
Conducted research and drafted memoranda regarding Sovereign Immunity. Organized and drafted the appropriate documents for a Bankruptcy Remote Entity.
FIRST UNION / LEGAL DIVISION, Charlotte, NC, Summer Associate
Rotated through the bank’s litigation, corporate regulatory and capital markets practice groups. Conducted research and drafted memoranda regarding corporate attorney-client privilege, non-compete covenants, arbitration clauses, securities act of 1933 and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
- Former Chair and Current Member, Mecklenburg County Bar Lawyer Referral Board of Directors
- Parliamentarian, John S. Leary, Jr. Bar Association
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Mecklenburg County Bar Association
- Groove Phi Groove, SFI
Admitted: North Carolina State Bar, 2002
United States District Court, Western District, 2004
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2005
Recipient: 2002 Anne Duncan Award for academic achievement in the face of significant obstacles