1996-present Vanderbilt University School of Law, Nashville, TN; Candidate for J.D. May 1999
Activities: Moot Court Board Member; Free Forum Director, Secretary, Federalist Society;
Black Law Student Association; Editor, VLS Brief; President, Vanderbilt Trial Lawyers Association
1992-1996 Marshall University, Huntington, WV; B.A. in Political Economy and History,
magna cum laude with University Honors
Activities: LCA fraternity president, Yeager Scholar, Student Judiciary Advocate
1994 Study Abroad, Moscow, Russia
1998 Law Clerk, Farrar and Bates, Nashville, TN
Conducted legal research, drafted memoranda of law and briefs for litigation firm.
1998 Ensign, US Navy Reserve
member of the Student Legal Program, preparing for entry into the JAG Corps.
1997 Staff Assistant, US Senator Bill Frist, Nashville, TN
Conducted legal research, constituency service, and supervised interns at the Nashville office.
1996 Judith A. Herndon Fellow, West Virginia Legislature, Charleston, WV
Served as a legislative aide to the West Virginia Senate. Drafted legislation, mobilized
constituencies and negotiated agreements on behalf of my sponsor, Senator Bill Wooton, chair
of the Judiciary Committee.
1996 Judge’s Assistant, Cabell County Circuit Court, Huntington, WV
Assisted Judge Dan O’Hanlon of Cabell County, West Virginia, in decision preparation, case
disposition, and community service.
familiar with the Spanish language, some conversational proficiency, host family for International House
experienced traveler from military family, with experience in all regions of USA,
active in community, Vice President in the Junior Chamber of Commerce, member of the Davidson County Young Republicans
Vanderbilt University Academic Excellence Award in Comparative Law. (1997)
Jordan Quick Award, for outstanding leadership at Vanderbilt Law School, recognizing an
exemplary contribution to the community and dedication to the law. (1997)
Kevin Russell Bowen Award, for exemplary leadership and service in the Marshall University Student
Government Association. (1996)
Marshall University Outstanding Contribution Award, recognizing important contributions to the
university community over a student’s undergraduate career. (1996)
Judge Dan O’Hanlon Circuit Court Judge (304)526-8603
Sen. Bill Wooton WV State Senator (304)253-1000
Sue Rankin Special Counsel (615)352-9411