AJ was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 2018 after working with the firm as a law clerk for a little over 2 years. His experience includes matters involving constructions defect litigation, personal injury, including injuries to seamen and longshoremen injury, wrongful death, vessel arrests, vessel purchases and sales, maritime liens, ship mortgages, USCG suspension and revocation proceedings, construction defects, contract disputes, business formation, and other civil legal matters.
AJ was recently recognized by the South Carolina Supreme Court for providing pro bono services to the citizens of South Carolina also serves on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit organization Clap Your Hands which provides therapeutic products to special needs children throughout the state free of charge. In addition, he continues to serve on the Board of the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI) as a Charleston Port Director.
Before becoming a lawyer, AJ worked in residential construction for over ten years before joining the U.S. Coast Guard where he was awarded the Coast Guard Achievement Medal for superior performance in providing service to those in need through search and rescue, law enforcement, and anti-terrorism missions. He strives to continue his devotion to the task at hand in his determination in providing knowledgeable and excellent service to clients.
Admiralty and Maritime Law, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Construction Defects, Business Entity Formation, and Contract Disputes
South Carolina 2018
U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina 2019
U.S. Court of Federal Claims 2019
Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina, J.D. Cum Laude, 2018
Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, B.S. Business Administration, 2010
Charleston County Bar Association
South Carolina Bar Association
American Association for Justice
South Carolina Association for Justice
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI), 2021 Port Director
Merchant Mariner Credential, Master Inland 100 TON Endorsement, Mate Near Coastal
Community Organizations: Propeller Club