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Short Form Bio of Founder

Education: University of Georgia School of Law (Juris Doctorate, cum laude 1989 with induction to the Order of the Coif)

Erskine College (1986) - Valedictorian, B.A. summa cum laude double major in Business Administration (emphasis area in Economics) and History

Awards & Honors:   
Wall Street Journal Achievement Award
American Jurisprudence Award - Property
American Jurisprudence Award - Trusts & Estates
American Jurisprudence Award - Evidence
Order of the Coif
Senator Strom Thurmond Award Recipient
Talmadge Award Recipient
R. J. Nelson Award Recipient
Garnett Circle

Memberships: Past or Present Member of:

Order of the Coif
Georgia Bar Association
American Bar Association
Savannah Bar Association
The American Trial Lawyers Association
Savannah Area Software Association
IRS TaxPros
IRS e-Services Member


Practice: 1989 - 1999  Brannen, Searcy & Smith
Partner in the firm in 1994

 Practice included appearances as lead counsel at the trial level (state and federal courts), the appellate level (state and federal courts) and before the Georgia Supreme Court.

Areas of practice:

Business litigation, including the representation of the largest domestic and foreign insurers in high damage claims including trucking accidents involving death or loss of limbs, parking garage collapse, etc.

Plaintiff's litigation involving serious injury and class action claims.

Limited Admiralty Law practice in federal and state courts.

1999 - present  Tradematcher.com

Software development and legal practice related to active trader legal issues and Schedule D reporting issues.



Have questions or need more information?

Feel free to  contact us for any additional information. We are always happy to answer your questions because we expect that once you speak with us, we will be adding a new client.  Our primary growth is by referral, and we would be delighted to add you to our list of satisfied customers.