Juris Doctorate, 1987, UNC School of Law - Chapel Hill, NC


Bachelor of Arts, 1984, Davidson College - Davidson, NC


Professional History:

Wake County District Attorney, 1989 - Present

Represent the State of NC in prosecuting those charged wtih criminal offenses ranging from property crimes to assaults and murders.


Special Assistant United States Attorney, 2008 - 2009

United States Attorney for the Eastern District of NC

Worked with local and federal investigators to identify and prosecute drug organizations operating in Eastern District of NC.  Appeared before Federal Grand Juries, US Magistrates and Federal District Court Judges representing the Government in criminal matters involving drug trafficking and drug conspiracies.


Contract Drug Prosecutor, 1990 - 1992

Adminstrative Office of the Courts, Wake County NC

Worked with multi-agency team of law enforcement officers to investigate and prosecute drug trafficking organizations using the Investigative Grand Jury.  I was one of only eight such prosecutors statewide. 


Associate with Yates, Fleishman, McLamb and Weyher, 1987 - 1989

Prepared legal documents in civil matters including pleading, briefs, and memoranda; Conducted depositions and responded to discovery requests; 

Represented clients in motion hearings throughout the State of NC.


Professional and Community Involvement

Best Practices Committee - NC Conference of District Attorneys

Lawyers Read Program - Wake County Bar / Wake County Public Schools

Professionalism Committee Member - Wake County Bar Association

Mentorship Program - Cambell Univ. School of Law / Wake County Bar Assoc.

Hospitality Committee Chair - Broughton Band Boosters

Volunteer - NC Museum of Natural Sciences

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