I am a retired attorney, recently relocated from Southwest Florida to reside near my fiancée as she completes her last two years of medical school. My professional experience is as follows:
From December, 2000 to the present time, from offices in Sanibel Island, Florida and Northern Virginia, I have
owned and operated a law
firm consulting business
, providing assistance in marketing
and in the organization
, evaluation, negotiation, and settlement of personal injury claims. Prior to that, from May 1981 to December 2000, I was self-employed as founder and sole proprietor of a law firm that employed an average of 12-15 employees and grossed an average of $1,000,000+ annually.
During law school, from May 1980 - September 1980, I served as chief law clerk to the Hon. Russell Carneal, chief judge, circuit court for the counties of York and James City, VA in Williamsburg, Virginia.
I assisted in daily docket administration; researched legal issues, assisted at civil and criminal trials and drafted opinions of the circuit court for Judge Carneal.
My education is as follows: College Of William & Mary, 1978-1981 Doctorate in Jurisprudence; Virginia Commonwealth University 1971-1975, bachelor's degree in government administration.
As a tutor, I have chosen to specialize in standardized testing, teaching, coaching and training skills in disciplines related to logic
, critical thinking, reading
, test-management skills, legal and non-legal writing
and related areas of academic pursuit.
I have scored in the top 1% in most of the standardized tests which I have taken and have been extensively involved in the test-taking skills/prep arena for most of my academic and professional career. I have a passion for teaching, learning, and volunteering. As examples, I take pride in having professionally trained numerous attorneys and paralegals and coached many law students as they prepared for the Bar Exam
My life-long involvement with teaching extends beyond the academic realm as I have head-coached numerous YMCA Youth basketball
teams as well as participants in the Pepsi Cola National Basketball Skills Contest. I have most enjoyed my role as a head coach in the Special Olympics Program. Special Olympics coaches not only work directly with the athletes to improve their skills in sports, but they also act
as role models who teach the athletes about character, sportsmanship, courage, ability and personal growth. My sincere desire is to impart to my students not only the ability to learn but the love of doing so.