I am a dedicated, diverse, accomplished attorney practicing in a broad spectrum of civil matters with professional level-headedness and integrity. My background: I was raised in Robinson Township, a western suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Upon graduating from Montour High School in 1980, I attended the North Carolina State University for a year, and then the Pennsylvania State University, from which I graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. I then worked for four years as an engineer for the Naval Ordinance Station, south of Washington, D.C. I entered the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1988, graduated in May 1991, and began my 29-year legal career with Bonya Gazza & DeGory, LLP in Indiana, Pennsylvania. I was mentored by several seasoned practitioners who taught me to be courteous and professional, to clients and adversaries alike. I became a partner in 2001. BG&D was a general practice, eight-lawyer firm, with an emphasis in corporate and business law, and energy and mineral law (coal, oil and gas). Our areas of focus included civil litigation in the state and federal courts; business formations, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions; commercial and personal real estate transactions; title resolutions (quiet title, declaratory judgment and specific performance actions); condemnation/eminent domain actions (for condemnor and condemnee); mineral ownership disputes and transactions, leasing, and title opinions; estate planning, probate, and guardianships; and municipal law. The primary areas of my practice were litigation, real estate, condemnation/eminent domain cases, municipal law, and employment law. In July 2020, I moved to and became licensed in Georgia, and began practicing with the Dell Law Firm. My current primary focus is civil litigation. Over my 31-year career as a practitioner in Georgia and Pennsylvania, I have had several jury trials, multiple bench trials, and countless hearings, covering a wide range of matters, including contract disputes, real estate disputes (including boundary line and title disputes), condemnations, estate/will contests, and personal injury and insurance defense cases.