Family: Wife, Julie (Exum); children, a daughter and two sons.
Pets: None — the kids are enough at this point.
Education: Duke University, A.B., history, goalie on the lacrosse team, University of Florida College of Law, J.D., with high honors.
Admitted to the Bar: 1998
Employed by: Foley & Lardner LLP in Jacksonville as a partner
Field of practice: Commercial Real Estate, with a focus on real estate finance and loan workouts.
Community involvement: Co-founder and board member of the Lighthouse Lacrosse Foundation (www.lighthouselacrosse.org), a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to introduce the sport of lacrosse into core-city neighborhoods and schools throughout the Jacksonville community. Helped found the organization in June 2007 with three local lacrosse enthusiasts (Randy Evans, Jeff Burns and Charlie Tomm), in order to expose young people to the sport with the goal of providing them with educational, social and even career opportunities that they may not otherwise be exposed to because of socio-economic circumstances. With the help of the efforts of Randy Evans, local fundraising and grants from US Lacrosse — the national governing body of the sport — Lighthouse Lacrosse sponsors an annual fall exhibition for area high school and middle school boys and girls and has donated equipment and lacrosse coaching to local schools and community programs.
How did you get involved?
One day, Randy Evans asked me to join him at Starbucks to talk about lacrosse (two of my favorite things), and we hit it off.
How can someone else get involved?
Call me or Randy or come out to Jacksonville University on Feb. 6 when the JU men’s and women’s lacrosse teams kick off their inaugural seasons. We’ll be out there with information about the game of lacrosse and Lighthouse Lacrosse.
What have you learned/achieved through the experience?
Goals are only achieved with hard work, and every little effort helps along the way.