Complex intellectual property, media, commercial and franchise litigation involving substantial damages claims in federal and state courts across the country. Lead counsel in precedent-setting IP and First Amendment media cases including fair use, libel/privacy, reporters' privilege, public records, and access.
Licensed in Tennessee since 1985. Joined Waller in 2000.
Elected to national Governing Committee, ABA Forum on Communications Law (Chair, Membership and Nominating committees; long-range planning committee); Media Law Resource Center (past chair, Trial Committee; member of Entertainment, SLAPP and State Law committees), ABA Forum on Franchising, Tennessee Bar Association (past chair, Communications Law committee); Nashville Bar Media (former
Chair, Media Law committee); State's Advisory Committee on Open Records; Founding & Board member of Tennessee Coalition for Open Government; volunteer lawyer for Boy Scouts of America-Middle Tennessee Council; Center for Youth Ministry Training; The Contributor; founding member and President of Tennesseans for Public Participation, Inc.
JD, 1985, Vanderbilt University; BS, magna cum laude, 1982 Vanderbilt University.