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About Me:

I have lived in Tuscaloosa all of my life. After high school I attended Shelton State College on an athletic scholarship to play basketball.  I then completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama.  I represent Social Security disability claimants. That is all I do. I understand how difficult life can be for SSD applicants who sometimes must wait many months before their claim is heard. I do my utmost to properly prepare my cases and to navigate my clients through the process. I recognize how important SSD cases are to my clients and I am always available to answer questions.


The University of Alabama:    Bachelor of Arts, 2007;

Birmingham School of Law:  Juris Doctor, 2012.

Practice Areas:

Social Security.

I am admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Alabama.

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