Candidate, Metro Council
Neighborhood service is in my blood. I’ve served 8 years on the board of directors of my neighborhood association, and in August 2015 my neighbors re-elected me to a fifth year as our association’s president. Along with my wife Kate, our three children, one dog, and several hives of honeybees, I reside in West Meade Park. For the last 17 years I have helmed the law firm I founded in 1998 after having served in the Office of the District Attorney in Nashville and another private firm following graduation from Vanderbilt Law School in 1995. Prior to my law career, I worked in accounting and commercial lending. My undergraduate degree is in finance and marketing from UVA (University of Virgina). My experience uniquely qualifies me to be an effective representative of our District in all facets of Metro Council service, from proactive communication with constituents, community engagement, the budget and legislative process, helping neighbors interface with government effectively, and listening to you well enough to be your voice on the Metro Council. Will you please vote for me on Thursday, September 10th?
President, West Meade Park Neighborhood Association (2012-Present)
Board of Directors, West Meade Park Neighborhood Association (2008-Present)
Stop AMP organization
Pro Bono representation to secure proper prenatal care for incarcerated women
Member, Woodmont Baptist Church
Volunteer, Room at the Inn
Coach, Upward Soccer for Youth
Instructor, Bible Study Fellowship
Volunteer service building schools and installing clean water wells in Africa
Co-created the chili cook-off known as "Trial by Fire" benefitting Phil Bredesen's anti-hunger charity, Nashville's Table.
Vanderbilt Law School, J.D.
University of Virginia, B.S. in Finance and Marketing
The Webb School
President, Federalist Society
President, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
Owner/Attorney Roberts & Associates (2015-Present)
Owner/Attorney Roberts & Layman (1998-2014)
Attorney, Lowenstein, Ziegler & Buffaloe
Staff Attorney, Office of the District Attorney in Nashville
Accountant, MCI Telecommunications
Commercial Lender for a Florida bank