Credentials & Awards:


Graduate of University of Alabama, BS, JD    1968, 1971
General Law Practice in Tazewell, Virginia   


AV’ rating, Martindale-Hubble          

Counsel For: 

Acken Signs, Inc.;  Ammar’s, Inc.; Andy Simmons Auto Sales, Inc.; Appalachian Agency For Senior Citizens, Inc.; Bluefield Manufacturing, Inc.; Bluefield Transport, Inc.; Coal fillers, Inc.; Thomas E. Brinegar, M.D.; Cori, Inc.; Diamondback Ridge, LLC.; DGM, Inc.; Identity America, Inc.; Jeffersonville Title Insurance Agency, LLC.; Motive Power, Inc.; Regency Real Estate and Auction Company, Inc.; T & N Electric Motor Exchange, Inc.; Tammy Lynn Outdoor, LLC.; Virginia Vulcanizing, Inc.

Representative Clients: 

Empire Fire & Marine Insurance Company;
Progress Metals Reclamation; LLC, Prime Timber Company, LLC; Tazewell County; Public Service Authority of Tazewell County; USPG Portfolio Three, LLC.; Virginia Steel and Fabrication, Inc.; Wagner Forest Management, LTD.

Approved Attorney For: 

Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation; Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Reference: New Peoples Bank, Bluefield, Va.



Commonwealth Attorney   1977-1980
Tazewell County Attorney   1977-1980; 2005-2007
Counsel, Industrial Development Authority   1977-2007
Commissioner of Accounts, Tazewell County   1988-2008
President, Tazewell County Bar Association   1982-1983
Board, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association   1977-current
President, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association   1987-1989
Chair Elect, VBA Boyd Graves Conference   2009-2010
Chair, VBA Boyd Graves Conference   2010-2012
Adjunct Professor, Bluefield State College   1986-1988
President, Tazewell Chamber of Commerce  


President, GHS Educational Foundation   1999-2001
Board, GHS Educational Foundation   1999-current
Board, Fincastle Country Club   1999-2003
Trustee, Sanders House Trust   1999-current
Board, Southwest Virginia AHEC   2000-2006
Chair, Southwest Virginia AHEC   2004-2005
Chair, Virginia Statewide AHEC   2007-2008
Chair, Tazewell Community Health Center   2006-2008


Regional Board, Virginia, CC (DOC)   1980-1987
General Board, Christian Church (DOC)   1986-1987
Elder, Graham Christian Church (DOC)   1986-1998
Elder, First Christian Church (DOC), Bluefield  


Moderator, 1st Christian, Bluefield, WV   current