I've been responsible for representative matters dealing with major corporate entities, aggreived employees, sports franchises, commercial landlords, civil and personal rights violations, non-profit entities, and the everyday common man as well. Primary concentration of practice in the areas of entertainment, media, technology, employment, business transactions, criminal defense, personal injury and domestic relations.
2012 - Present
Lead Attorney representing plaintiff in +$850,000 judgment against a regionally recognized and leading funeral and embalming service.
Obtained a dismissal with prejudice following a motion for summary judgment on a wage and hour matter, where Plaintiffs claimed damages in excess of $4.2 millions dollars.
Plaintiff's counsel in employment discrimination matter against largest casino in Midwest region, resulting in settlement of over $100,000.00.
Plaintiff's counsel in ation alleging fraud, misrepresentation, and unfair business practices against internet marketing firm based in Kansas City, Missouri and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Plaintiff's counsel representing University professor against regionally recognized University for breach of contract.
2017 - 2020
Monitored financial regulatory developments, and advised senior management on compliance and matters affecting member-institutions in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
Counsel for matters affecting data privacy, technology, and licensing issues across Reserve Bank operations. Contributed to system-wide guidance on issues of GDPR, COPPA, CCPA and Artificial Intelligence.
2015 - 2017
Plaintiff’s counsel in $170,000 commercial landlord breach of contract matter.
Presented oral arguments for appellant in the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals in appeal arguing weight of the evidence standards, appropriateness of motions in limine, and attorney fees.
Second chair for plaintiff in case of first impression before the 8th Cir. Court of Appeals involving educational malpractice, student/institution contract terms, and student afforded due process.
City of Kinloch, Missouri
2017 - Present
Lead Municipal Prosecutor
2016 - 2017
Representing the historic city and residents of Kinloch, Missouri in criminal court cases. Not only trying cases, but also interviewing witnesses and/or victims, evaluate police reports and performing legal research to plan the prosecution of each case.
Associate, Business & Legal Affairs
2012 - 2014
Lead negotiator for sales and operations department challenged with serving a multitude of large-scale internet presence companies; including, but not limited to: Microsoft; Amazon; Twitter; Netflix; Pandora; Zappos; CNBC; Guardian [UK]; Indeed; Yelp; MLB; ESPN; Naukri; New York Stock Exchange, etc.
Assisted in diligence planning and procedure for APA negotiations in four (4) buy-side acquisitions and horizontal merger, including risk profile assessment, regulatory compliance assurance, and post-closing change management.
Legal operations consultant charged with analysis and review for successful critical DNS infrastructure RF(x) for government agencies, including Department of Defense, Human Services, and numerous state and local agencies.
Drafted and presented sales operations documents governing sales process, customer engagement expectations, benchmarks, and pipeline development procedures for sales team of over 75 professionals worldwide, within four (4) offices on three (3) continents.
Consultant, Public Affairs
2012 - 2016
Dissemination of information to internal and external customers (media, the public, Congress and appropriate government offices at the Federal, State and local levels) concerning the SBA Disaster Assistance Program.
Assistance of senior Public Affairs and Field Operations Specialists in preparing for media coverage of local events such as press conferences, town hall meetings, and openings of disaster assistance centers.
Briefing of media representatives on the Disaster Loan Program and the activities of the disaster centers.
Review and analysis of loan cases in order to explain loan making decisions.
Coordination of responses to Congressional staff to ensure consistent and timely replies.
Pulaski County Public Defender's Office (Arkansas)
Attorney, Rule XV
2011 - 2012
Managed a daily caseload of misdemeanor and low-level felony criminal defendants in all levels of criminal process ensuring adequate representation from first arraignment, any pretrial motions, trial, post-trial and appeal.
2011 - 2012
Research and opinions related to commercial construction litigation related matters; including liens, employment, contractor / subcontractor liability, public land use, etc.
Assisted in CLE preparation and presentation regarding relevant construction and mechanic lien matters in the state of Arkansas, including updates to process of file and relevant security attach for compliance with local, state and where relevant U.C.C. Art. II guidelines.
2010 - 2012
Managed office payroll, recruitment, client accounts, foundation and operating expenses for law practice.
Development of standard RF(x) process, namely in connection with land (timber) development worth estimated annual revenue exceeding $200,000.
Assisted handling federal defense and insurance prosecution cases, as well as bankruptcy, with a great deal of my involvement coming in the form of drafting documents for court proceedings.
Summer Associate, Business & Legal Operations
2010 - 2011
Provided consult for sourcing and logistic process management for concert series featuring Sir Paul McCartney, including successful negotiation of premium ticket and sponsorship arrangements resulting in returns in excess of $18 million dollars.
High-level risk profile consults in connection with New York state, city and federal tax implications in connection with Derek Jeter’s milestone 3,000th Hit Club ball classifications.
Drafted agreement governing relationship covering music licensing of “Enter the Sandman”, and a concert event with projected revenues of $9 million, with headling rock-n-roll bands Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeath.
Cross-departmental process management for RFx related to the 2011 New Era Pinstripe Bowl; including negotiation and sourcing for all name and title sponsors, premium license package, and merchandise licensing arrangements.
Associate, Retail & Marketing Strategy - Southeast Region
2008 - 2009
Managed ongoing relationships and developed marketing and sponsorship plans for title and non-title PGA and LPGA Tour events in Georgia and Florida.
Led and developed exploratory committee to determine the viability of freight shipping / trucking sourced logistics, leading to first project worth annual returns of over $1.3million dollars.
Significantly involved in salvaging non-title communication sponsorships through both team and event levels of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events; spanning Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida.
The Parks Group, LLC
Intern, Entertainment Law
2007 - 2008
Under the tutelage of Attorney, and television personality, Pheadra Parks, Esq., assisted in drafting and negotiation of entertainment client and entity contractual negotiations, including by not limited to: production agreements; authorship agreements; studio and network agreements; concert promoter and producer agreements; music licensing and royalty agreements.
Facilitated delivery, review, and editing of television and recording contracts, including for A&E and Universal Music Group.
Drafted and reviewed State of Georgia and Federal Court motions and briefs for impending litigation.
Associate, Sales & Marketing - ZUNE Media
2007 - 2008
Analyzed sales and marketing promotions at Best Buy, Circuit City, and Wal-Mart retail locations, providing resonated solutions permitting a brand with only four percent market share, iPod competition, to achieve effectiveness resulting in sales of over 17% in market.
Developed training strategies and marketing programs geared toward increasing product visibility and feature enhanced interaction with retail staff to increase business metrics and marketing returns.
Island Def Jam Music Group
Intern, A&R - BME Recordings
2006 - 2008
Assisted in logistics planning for artist showcases, to conduct real time assessment of market trends.
Active scouting of songwriters, publishers, and artists for both recording and label development.
State Bar of Alabama
State Bar of Missouri
United States Court of Appeals
Media / Privacy Law
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
William H. Bowen School of Law
Juris Doctor (J.D)
Cumberland School of Law
E-Commerce, and Internet Privacy
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Human Resource Training
2010 - present
2010 - present