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  • Tax
  • Website Content
  • Writing


  • Research, rhetoric and writing

    $100/hr Starting at $500 Ongoing

    Dedicated Resource

    Wide range of experience, from providing web content, blogging and marketing material to drafting supporting documents for practice and appellate briefs. Research capabilities include the use of and...

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My objective is complete client satisfaction. I prefer long term working relationships over short projects where possible. I can turn projects around quickly without sacrificing quality.

University of Florida, LL.M (in Taxation) (1986)

University of Notre Dame, J.D. (1983)

University of Mississippi, (B.A. 1980) (English, summa cum laude)

Presentations and publications include:

ERISA Fiduciary Duties - Current Developments (NBI 2014)

Symposium, South Dakota School of Law, ERISA Symposium (February 24,
• Keynote Speaker: Presentation: “Survey Of ERISA’s Domain After Health
Care Reform”;
• Presentation: “Equitable Estoppel In ERISA Cases”
• Panelist, ERISA Group Health Plan Reimbursement Issues

Symposium, Charleston School of Law, Health Care Reform (January 28, 2011)
• Presentation: “Fiduciary Requirements & Concerns”
• Panelist, “How Health Care Reform Will Change The Practice of Law”

An Assessment of The PPACA Claims Appeal And External Review Processes:
ERISA Claimants Get ‘Some Kind of Hearing’, 55 South Dakota Law Review __

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (South Carolina Bar, July 30,

Weighing Medical Judgments: Explaining Evidentiary Preferences for Treating Physician Opinions in ERISA Cases after Black and Decker v. Nord , 13 Michigan State Law School Journal of Medicine and Law 157 (2009)

The Debate over Deference in the ERISA Setting — Judicial Review of Decisions by Conflicted Fiduciaries, 54 S.D.L.Rev. 1 (2009)

When Benefit Administrators Have Conflicts Of Interest: Supreme Court Weighs In on the Proper Standard of Review, The South Carolina Lawyer (January 2009);

Subrogation From A Fiduciary’s Perspective (South Carolina Bar May 2, 2008)

Lawmakers’ Negligence in Proposing Health Care Initiatives Bureau of National Affairs (August 2007),

Equitable Relief Claims Under ERISA Section 502(a)(3), Benefits Law Journal (Spring 2007),

Third Circuit Reverses ‘Vesting By Contract’ Decision, Bureau of National Affairs (November 2006),

Fourth Circuit Interprets Ambiguous Policy Language Against Insurer, Bureau of National Affairs (November 2006),

Work Terms

I prefer contact via e-mail. I am on EST so take that into account when contacting me although I monitor my e-mail during off hours. Rates are negotiable depending on project size and complexity.