Senior U.S. Circuit Judge
United States Court of Appeals
Eleventh Circuit
Cottonwood, Alabama
Date of Appointment:
April 18, 1988
Entered on Duty:
April 25, 1988
Senior Status
December 18, 2000
University of Alabama, B.A., 1957;
University of Alabama Law School, LL.B., 1959
Previous Employment:
U.S. District Judge, Southern District of Alabama, 1981-1988
Committee Appointments/Professional Organizations:
Member, Alabama and Mobile Bar Associations;
Member, Federal Bar Association;
Member, Maritime Law Association of the United States;

Admitted to Bar, U.S. Supreme Court, Court of Appeals for the Fifth, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuits;

Defender Services Committee, Judicial Conference of the U.S., 1992-1998, Chair, 1995-1998;

Chair, Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Death Penalty Representation, Defender Services Committee, 1994-1995.

Adjunct Professor, University of Alabama School of Law, Fall 1996.
Committee on the Judicial Branch, Judicial Conference of the U.S., 2001-present.