I became an attorney because I wanted to help people deal with life’s challenges. This remains my passion today – helping people. I have been in active law practice since 1983. My practice focuses on these areas of the law:
- Personal Injury
- Wills and Probate Matters
A primary focus in my life is to encourage people to use their talents and resources to create the culture of Christ where they live, work, study and play. My personal ministry includes the following:
- Helping the poor, the homeless and jobless in our community, and encouraging the local church to take on greater responsibility in helping those in need;
- Encouraging churches to help support and promote foster parenting, adoption, and those in our communities who are presently serving children and families, foster parents and those seeking to give children “forever families” through adoption;
- Bringing encouraging words to those incarcerated through volunteer work at our local jail/prison, and helping to provide them with eye glasses and inspiring books;
- Pursuing the creation of a clean water summit to escalate clean water solutions for our world.
My wife Susan and I have one child, our daughter Beth, who we adopted as an infant. After living through years of struggling with infertility, God blessed us with our precious daughter. Little did I know that these personal experiences would lead me to change the focus of my law practice from corporate and tax, to helping others build their families through adoption.
Susan and I both grew up in Rock Hill, SC, and chose to make it our home when we married. Susan is an elementary teacher for the Rock Hill School District. Beth is now married and works at Ebenezer Animal Clinic. Our son-in-law Daniel works as an electrician. They live in Rock Hill and foster animals in need of homes.
Angel In Adoption Recognition
My work in adoption is very important to me. God has allowed me to have a passion for adoption and all those involved in this area – birth parents finding themselves facing crisis pregnancies; children needing safe, stable, loving families and homes; those wishing to build their families through adoption; and those working to provide adoption related services. I have also been blessed with a staff and family who share this passion. I was truly encouraged in 2008 when I received an Angel in Adoption, US Congressional recognition. It was such a honor to participate with many from around our Country who have made valuable contributions in this important area of life. You can read more about the recognition here: Award Notification Letter and Newspaper Article regarding the award.