An attorney for over 27 years, with over 20 of those years as an Assistant District Attorney in Fulton County and Gwinnett County, and as a Chief Assistant District Attorney in DeKalb County and Cobb County. During that period he practiced family law, criminal prosecution and criminal defense, and has had over 300 jury and bench trials.
Retired Marine Corps Reserve Lieutenant Colonel who served as a pilot during his time in service. He saw direct action in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, as well as other non named operations, where he was awarded an Air Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal.
He was appointed by both Governor Perdue and Governor Deal to the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission, also known as the Boxing Commission, and has served in that role for almost eight years.
Don also taught as an adjunct professor at Emory Law School for eight years, teaching Advanced Evidence, Advanced Criminal Litigation, Pre-Trial Civil Litigation, and Cross-Examination.
He retired from the State of Georgia in November 2016 to pursue private practice.
Political Science, B.S., East Carolina University, 1979
Finance, M.B.A., National University, 1983
Juris Doctorate, Georgia State University, 1989
United States Supreme Court
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Georgia Supreme Court
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia State Courts
Adjunct Law Professor, Emory University School of Law 2008-2016