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 has served as Director and Vice Chairman of Coastal Bankshares. He was recently inducted as a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.


  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Selected as one of Georgia’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Litigation, 2007, 2008, and 2009.
  • Georgia Super Lawyers, in the areas of Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • 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