A member of the firm's Litigation and Transportation practice groups, Jack has a varied practice representing the interests of independent business entities, individuals, insurance companies and their policyholders.
Jack's practice encompasses civil and criminal litigation; primarily defense, but plaintiff matters as well. Having tried well over 100 cases to a jury verdict as "First Chair," Jack has a wealth of front-line litigation experience throughout the State and Federal Courts of South Carolina. Jack began his legal career as an Assistant Solicitor for the Fifth Judicial Circuit (Violent Crime Task Force), before serving with both the Capital Litigation Section (Death Penalty) and the State Wide Grand Jury Division of the S.C Attorney General's Office (Multi-County Drug and Public Corruption cases). Accordingly, Jack maintains membership with the Greenville Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) and defends select Criminal matters, including defense of White Collar Crime and/or Securities allegations. Discretion is always a priority. However, in relation to some criminal matters, Jack has initiated effective §1983 actions to combat government infringement of Constitutional Rights by State and Municipal officials.
Jack is currently serving his second three-year term on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys' Association; he is present Chairman of the 2016 Summer Meeting, immediate past Chairman of the 2015 Trial Academy and has assisted in training young attorneys across S.C. through the Academy for the last several years. Jack previously chaired the Trucking Substantive Law Committee for its initial three years of existence.
Jack is the married father of three teens and spends most leisure time attending their various athletic endeavors or abusing his own body in age inappropriate sports and activities (attendance at his wife's spinning or TRX classes; biking, sprint triathlons, mud runs or similar "races").