- Education: U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., with distinction, 1983); U.S. Navy Nuclear Engineering Program; University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1991).
- Admissions: U.S. District Court of South Carolina; U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Civic and Community Service: Federal Circuit Bar Association; American Bar Association; Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association; Lifetime member of Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.
- Honors: AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell; Law Review; Order of the Coif; Wig and Robe; Phi Alpha Theta.
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