Year Elected/Appointed

2017 by Governor Bill Haslam

Previous Employment

Judicial Clerk to Judge Bailey Brown - United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Partner - Bourland, Heflin, Alvarez, Minor & Matthews, PLC
Partner - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Partner - Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston, P.C.
Associate - Burch, Porter & Johnson, PLLC


Vanderbilt University, B.A., summa cum laude - 1985
Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D. - 1988


Phi Beta Kappa
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt Scholar (highest four year scholarship awarded)
Editor-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
Moot Court Board


Tennessee Judicial Conference, Pattern Jury Instructions Committee
Memphis Bar Association; Board of Directors (two terms); Founder and Past Chair, Labor and Employment Law Section; Past President, Young Lawyers Division
Tennessee Bar Association; Past Treasurer, Young Lawyers Division

Community Involvement

Leadership Memphis
Memphis Downtown Rotary Club
Fellow, Memphis Bar Foundation