Senior Counsel, July 1992 to September 2012
Led and directed trial and appellate litigation of federal constitutional and civil rights cases. Organized, lead and supervised team litigation of staff attorneys in Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee. Conducted all aspects of preparation, trial and appeal, including fact development, legal research and writing and trial practice. Researched and wrote on legislative issues related to mission of the Center or to questions of federal constitutional or civil rights law. Initiated organizational system of demand correspondence for the representation of clients to resolve disputes in advance of litigation.
Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of Washington Program, 2004-2011
Directed Washington, DC, Semester Experience Program for Regent University School of Law, an American Bar Association accredited law school. Supervised participating law students participating in 255 hour externship program each semester of the program. Taught three credit hour course on advanced constitutional law. Taught one hour Law Practice Lecture Course. Progressively improved externship program to satisfy Law School upper level writing and oral advocacy requirements.
Trial and appellate litigation of federal constitutional and civil rights cases. Litigation including all aspects of preparation, trial and appeal, including factual development, legal research, legal writing and trial practice. Research and writing on legislative issues related to mission of the Center.
Supreme Court 1990
Decision of US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit that soliciting political donations on post office sidewalk enjoyed First Amendment protection against postal service restrictions reversed. Co-Counsel in Supreme Court. Assisted Lead Counsel in preparation of brief and reply brief, and assisted lead counsel in oral argument preparation.
Georgia Supreme Court ()
DeKalb County Superior Court ()
Injunction barring enforcement of ban on free distribution of literature in Georgia's Stone Mountain Park affirmed. Co-Counsel in Georgia Supreme Court, Drafted Appellee's Brief and Reply Brief, assisted Counsel in preparation for argument. Lead Trial Counsel in Dekalb County Superior Court, first chair counsel on motions and trial.
National Organization for Women v. Operation Rescue.
US District Court for Washington, DC
US District Court for Maryland
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Injunctions against abortion business blockades by nonviolent protestors under Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 reversed. Lead Counsel in Washington, DC and Maryland litigation, Co-Counsel in Eastern District of Virginia. Drafted oppositions to motions for preliminary injunctions, oppositions to orders to show cause on contempt, and on attorneys fees.
Staff Counsel, October 1987 to October, 1989
Trial and appellate litigation of federal constitutional and civil rights cases. Litigation including all aspects of preparation, trial and appeal.
"The Public Forum Doctrine in Schools," 69 St. John's Law Review 529, Symposium, "Twenty-Five Years After Tinker: Balancing Students' Rights" (Summer-Fall 1995).
"Poor Way to Quash Protestors", Nat'l Law Journal (March, 30, 1992)