Admitted to Practice:

Tennessee Bar (1980); Virginia Bar (1985); Washington D.C. Bar (1990); U.S. Supreme Court (1983).
U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth, Fifth, Third, Second, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits.
U.S. District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Tennessee (1980), and Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia (1985).
Have practiced before the Multi-District Panel on Complex Litigation in Washington, D.C.
Other Professional Activities
Has testified before U.S. Civil Rights Commission relative to religion clause cases
Legislative testimony before Tennessee General Assembly relative to education law

Current Biography:

Member of Crain Law Center, LLC, with 25 years of experience in litigation.

Crain Law Center, LLC attorneys provide full service legal representation and general litigation covering a variety of areas including representation of medical professionals, real estate agents, as well as personal injury, worker’s compensation, entertainment law, civil rights and employment law.

Formerly General Counsel for Rutherford Institute, an international legal organization specializing in the litigation of constitutional and civil rights issues (1985-1994); Oversaw litigation for international offices of the Rutherford Institute involving religious liberty issues; supervised constitutional litigation in all fifty states.

Constitutional Litigation:
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Graduate of Vanderbilt University B.S. Degree (1976)
J.D. Degree (1980)
Professional History
Partner in Crain Law Center (1998 to present)
National Staff Counsel: The Rutherford Institute, Manassas, Virginia (1985-1987); constitutional and civil rights litigation
Partner: Butler, Lackey, Holt & Snedeker, Nashville, Tennessee (1983-1985); general civil litigation
Associate: Barrett, Kniffen, Blackburn & Ray, Nashville, Tennessee (1980-1982) general civil litigation.

Teaching and Writing:
Adjunct Professor, Moody Graduate School, Chicago, Illinois (1987-1995)
Visiting Professor, Northern Virginia College, Manassas, Virginia (1986-1987)
Lecturer at several seminars in six different states on subject of constitutional law
Authored and co-authored several legal briefs before the United States Supreme Court on religious liberty issues
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