J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law –  Chapel Hill, NC

B.A., Political Science, University of Central Florida – Orlando, FL

Bar Admissions

West Virginia (Bar No. 10259)

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Prior Legal Employment

Self Employed 2007 to Present – Union, WV and Lewisburg, WV

Barry L. Bruce & Associates, L.C. – Lewisburg, WV

Wake County District Attorney’s Office – Raleigh, NC

United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section – Washington, D.C.


Eugene Gressman – Daniel Pollit Award for Outstanding Oral Advocacy

Kilpatrick-Stockton Mock Trial Tournament Best Attorney

American Mock Trial Association National Finalist – Des Moines, IA

Yale Mock Trial Tournament Champion – New Haven, CT

UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law National Holderness Moot Court Team Member – Chapel Hill, NC

UCF National Mock Trial Team Captain – Orlando, FL

Legal Seminars Taught

Handling the Police Liability Claim (2009, 2010)

Handling Governmental Liability Cases (2011)

Handling the Police Liability Claim (2012)

Personal Injury 101 (2013)

Advanced Police Liability Claims (2014)

The Ultimate Guide to Police Liability Claims (2018)