Education & Admissions

  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 1991
  • J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1996
  • Virginia - State, Federal District, and Bankruptcy (Eastern, Western)
  • Maryland - State, Federal District, and Bankruptcy
  • District of Columbia - Federal District and Bankruptcy
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • President, Fairfax Bar Association
  • Immediate Past Chairman, South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce
  • Committee Member, BSA Troop 688
  • Umpire, WSLL/Virginia Umpire’s Assn.
  • Referee/Starter, VHSL/NVSL
  • Announcer, SCHS



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"“de facto” Wills and the Harmless Error Rule – Part One"

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"Beware Sellers . . . Caveat Emptor May Not Be All You Believe it to Be!"

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