Admitted to North Carolina Bar, August 1995
1995 WakeForestUniversitySchool of Law, Winston-Salem, N.C., JD
1990 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C., BA, Speech Communications
2001 – present Private Practice. Wadesboro, NC
Manage law office and operate general practice including criminal and civil litigation.
1996-2001 Senior Assistant District Attorney. District Attorney's Office, Richmond, Anson, Union, Stanly Counties, NC
Administered/managed superior court docket, tried/negotiated criminal cases, including capital murder
cases and serious felonies, prepared legal documents, conducted research, wrote grant acquiring in excess of
$500,000 for special programs for the DA's office, worked with Governor's Crime Commission,
coordinated first statewide domestic violence training program in district, managed juvenile prosecution grant.
1995-1996 Associate, Poisson, Poisson, Bower and Clodfelter, Wadesboro, NC
Negotiated, tried and/or prepared cases in criminal, domestic, personal injury, workers compensation,
traffic and other general practice areas of law, drafted legal documents, including briefs, motions and
arguments, interviewed clients and witnesses.
1994 Intern. Forsyth County District Attorney's Office, Winston-Salem, NC
Prosecuted criminal cases.
1994 Intern. Bowden and Rabil, PA, Winston-Salem, NC
Drafted legal documents and researched criminal and civil issues.
1994 Technical Assistant, Wake Forest University School of Law, CLEO Program, Winston-Salem, NC
Developed lesson plans, taught review sessions, and graded assignments.
1993 Law Clerk. Legal Aid Society, Winston-Salem, NC
Researched and wrote briefs on civil litigation issues including landlord-tenant, secured transactions, family
and employment law, prepared and interviewed clients for legal proceedings.
1990-1992 LegaI Assistant. Student Legal Services, Chapel Hill, NC
Prepared payroll and financial reports, drafted legal documents and provided administrative support for
1989-1990 Research Assistant, NC Bar Association, Women's Commission, Raleigh, NC
Researched the quality of life in the legal profession and wrote cross-reference used by Bar Association as
guide for assessing and collecting data for the publication "The quality of life in the legal profession".