- More than forty one years experience in the practice of law, and more than thirty-four years of law practice concentrated in the areas of civil rights, special education, disability law.
- Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Georgia, School of Law Sept. 2008 -June 2012). Taught special education law and supervised law students in representing low-income families
- Specialist attorney for Georgia Legal Services Program in Atlanta, Georgia for twenty-five years in which I represented children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities in federal civil rights lawsuits involving claims under the IDEA, Section 504, ADA, and United States Constitution.
- Varied legal experience advocating for individuals with disabilities including employment as the Executive Director of Vermont Protection and Advocacy.
- Extensive litigation experience at administrative tribunals, state courts, federal district courts, and state and federal appellate courts.
- Provides advice and assistance to Georgia public interest and private attorneys in the areas of education, special education, and disability law.
- Private practice of law in Roswell, Georgia, (April 1996 to October 2001), and Barre, Vermont (November 2002 to June 2003), and Lawrenceville, Georgia (July 2003 to present), which focuses primarily on representing children and adults with disabilities, juveniles, criminal and civil rights areas.
- Extensive experience representing students with disabilities at IEP meetings, mediation, administrative due process hearings, and in federal and appellate court proceedings.
- Frequent speaker in the areas of special education and disability rights at local, regional and national workshops and conferences.
- Graduate of Cornell University (B. S.) and University of LaVerne College of Law (J. D.).
Member of the State of Georgia Bar; Inactive member of the State of Vermont Bar.
Admission to practice before the federal district court in Vermont, the federal district courts in the Northern District, Middle District, and Southern District of Georgia, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court.