University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduate (1978) and law school (1981). Early career concentration on civil litigation. Substantial experience in jury trials, as well as every aspect of litigation from depositions, mediation, arbitration, motion practice, and bench trials. Married to Marci High Armstrong, a family law board certified specialist. Practiced together in small litigation firm since 1985. Three children. Oldest an attorney. Youngest in law school. Middle in chemical engineering school. Handle a broad range of cases, including business torts, medical malpractice, serious personal injuries, and other general civil claims. Practice is limited to civil disputes.