Florida State University (BA, Economics 2014)
University of Miami (J.D., 2017).
Okaloosa-Walton County Bar Association
A.J. is a panhandle native who was born and raised in Niceville, Florida. After graduating high school, A.J. went on to play baseball at Birmingham-Southern College for one year before transferring to Florida State University to pursue a B.S. in Economics as well as Political Science.
After graduating from Florida State in 2014, A.J. moved to Coral Gables, Florida to pursue his Law Degree at the University of Miami. While in law school, A.J. was chosen to take part in LawWithoutWalls, which is an experiential learning process to change the mindsets, skillsets, and behaviors of practicing and aspiring lawyers. As part of his team, A.J. worked with students from across the globe and attorneys from Microsoft, Fondia, and Eversheds to develop a working application for Microsoft’s Hololens in the legal industry. A.J. received the Chad Fischer Internship Scholarship and worked as an intern for LWOW during his third year in law school.
In his first summer in law school, A.J. interned under the Honorable Judge Michael A. Flowers of the First Circuit. In his second summer, A.J. interned as a legal assistant at Matthews & Jones, LLP where he assisted attorneys on a variety of legal matters ranging from real property issues, zoning compliance, and civil litigation. A.J. received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami in 2017, and joined Matthews & Jones, LLP after graduation.