Born 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.

PJ 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.


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