Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, Juris Doctor, June 1991.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, June 1983. Minor in History.
Law School Accomplishments:
Second-highest score in Litigation section (88)
Third-highest score on Basic Tax Exam (92)
Top quarter of class in Georgia Practice and Procedures (92)
Top Quarter of class in Debtor-creditor Relations (84)
Internal Revenue Service Extern Fall Semester 1990
Fulton County Solicitor Extern Spring Semester 1991
Graduate Research Assistant to Professor
George Carey (Tax) 1989-91
Vice-President, Competition Teams,
Moot Court Board (1990-1991)
Treasurer, Black Law Students Association (1990-91)
Vice-President, Christian Legal Society (1989-90)
(April 1994 to Present)
Richard M. Jones, Jr., Sole Practitioner in Consumer Bankruptcy. Wills and Probate, Uncontested Divorce, Auto Accidents, Name Change, and Adoption. Two Paralegals and Legal Assistant on Staff.
(November 1992 to April 1994)
LawSmith, Attorney; Lead Attorney for firm in the areas of Consumer Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and 13), Estates, Collections, and Collection Defense. Supervised secretary and paralegal.
(March 1992 to November 1992)
Kendall, Dixon & Kendall, P.A., Attorney; Divorce and breach of contract litigation, pre and post-closing real estate transactions and wills analysis.
(January 1991 to March 1992)
Clark and Mascaro, P.C., Law Clerk; Researching and writing briefs and motions on behalf of creditors against debtors in Bankruptcy and Commercial Paper actions.
(June 1990 to August 1990)
MLQ Attorney Services, Served subpoenas, conducted U.C.C. lien and judgment searches, made copies of legal documents at various county courthouses for delivery to law firms.
(November 1989 to April 1990)
Aaron/Smith Associates, Library Services; Loose-leaf update and Routing clerk for Powell, Goldstein Frazer and Murphy; Holt, Ney, Zatcoff and Wasserman; Kilpatrick and Cody.
(June 1983 to July 1988)
NASA, Aerospace Engineer, Flight Structures, Huntsville, Alabama. Responsible for preliminary production design drawing for assigned projects. Assisted in the design and ongoing fabrication of Space Telescope Maintenance and Refurbishment Mission Hardware.
Served as branch lead, overseeing internal insulation on the redesigned Solid Rocket Motor for the Space Shuttle, and flight recertification of Isolectric Focusing Experiment.
Served as NASA Employee Team Leader (January 1986 to June 1987). Led team through $70,000 computer facility renovation project.
Professional and Community Organiztions:
Member, DeKalb Lawyers Association, Gate City Bar, State Bar of Georgia
Board of Trustees, Cascade United Methodist Church, 1997-1999 Term
Coordinator, Decatur Care Group, Cascade United Methodist Church
Available Upon Request.