Your lawyer will know a lot about you. You should know something about your lawyer.
I was born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas. I graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1992.
In 1997, I graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. After that, I spent the next several years exploring new cultures and living in different parts of the world. For example, I spent six months traveling through East and Southern Africa. Later, I lived in England and Spain, and taught English as a Foreign Language in Mexico, Ecuador and China. These experiences shaped my world view, my approach to the practice of law and most importantly, the way I choose to live.
My wife Linley Lyerly is a North Carolina native, and we met while teaching English in Ecuador in 2002. Linley was a high school biology and chemistry teacher at Fayetteville (AR) High School from 2006-2013 and is the founder and executive officer of Carter's Kids - the Organization for the Advancement of Research and Treatment for Down Syndrome. Linley and I have two wonderful and very energetic sons, Carter and Alden, ages 8 and 3.
In 2008, I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where I served as Note and Comment Editor of the Arkansas Law Review as well as the President of the International Law Society.
After graduating, I worked for the law firm of Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure & Thompson in Rogers, Arkansas, where I gained excellent guidance and experience from some of Arkansas' finest attorneys.
In May 2013, I left my position there and started this 100% online, web-based practice. I did this to give myself more time with my family and to dive head first into a new and exciting approach to practicing law. Since then, I have never looked back. Practicing law in this "new" way has worked out very well for me, my family and my clients. It has allowed me more time with my family and the opportunity to provide high quality, personal service to clients who, I believe, appreciate the attention I can give to their needs.
As your lawyer, I will learn a great deal about you. My hope is that any client feels very comfortable with me as their lawyer. So, feel free to ask me any questions about myself, my practice or what makes me tick.