Fred was born and raised in Savannah. He is married with two children. Fred obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia. He then obtained his law degree from Mercer University. Fred has practiced in Savannah since graduating law school in 1986. Throughout his career, Fred has been active in the community and served as Director, Secretary and Vice Chairman of Coastal Bankshares. He is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Fred serves on the Board of Visitors at Mercer University School of Law.


  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell – highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics
  • Selected as one of Georgia’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Legal Elite by Georgia Trend Magazine in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
  • The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury, 2007 to present
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury, 2007 to present
  • Leadership Georgia


  • 1986, Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeal
  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth, Fifth, Eleventh, District of Columbia and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Law School

  • Mercer University, J.D., 1986
  • Phi Delta Phi.


  • University of Georgia, B.A., 1979
  • Phi Alpha Theta


  • State Bar of Georgia (Member-At-Large and Executive Council Member, 1989-1990; 1990-1991 and Co-Chairperson, Legal Disaster Committee, 1989-1990
  • Younger Lawyers Section, 1989-1990; 1990-1991
  • Savannah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice