Born in Louisville, Kentucky - May 22, 1958
Education: J.D. University of South Carolina-School of Law
Graduated 1986 Cum Laude; Law Review; Order of the COIF
B.A. English Literature, University of South Carolina (Aiken Campus);
Graduated 1983 Magna Cum Laude
Law Career: 1990-1992: Business Litigation associate, Attorney with Harry Swagart, P.A.
1988-1990: Staff Attorney for S.C. Court of Appeals
1986-1988: Associate attorney for Kilpatrick & Cody (now Kilpatrick, Stockton)