and raised in Guntersville, PJ received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering
from Auburn University. He graduated with honors, Cum Laude, in 1994. After graduating
from Auburn, PJ decided he would like to go to law school. While attending the
Cumberland School of Law, PJ began working for Beard & Beard. During this
time, he assisted in the investigation and filing of a nationwide class action
against IBP/Tyson Foods for antitrust violations. In 2003, a jury in federal court
in Montgomery, Alabama returned a $2.2 billion dollar verdict in favor of cattle
producers throughout the country.
After graduation in 1997, PJ returned
to Guntersville and officially joined the firm.
PJ has tried numerous cases
in state and federal courts throughout Alabama.
PJ's range of legal experience
is broad, handling everything from divorces to capital murder cases.
has worked on hundreds of civil jury cases which include auto accidents and employment
disputes. In a recent employment dispute trial in Marshall County, PJ received
a $350,000 verdict for his client.
PJ has been retained and appointed for
several criminal cases, including defending a client facing capital murder charges.
While PJ is experienced in many areas of law, he focuses most of his time
in the courtroom. He handles all types of cases including personal injury, wrongful
death, insurance disputes, workers compensation, employment disputes, general
business litigation, and divorce cases.
PJ is a member of The Alabama Association
of Justice. He serves on The Executive Committee and is a Trial Contributor of
The Alabama Association of justice. PJ is also a board member of The Marshall
county Sports Hall of Fame. He is a life-long member of The First United Methodist
Church in Guntersville.
In his free time, PJ enjoys coaching his sons' ball
teams, working on his family's farm and spending time on the lake with his wife,
Winn, and boys, Jack and Gus.