- Born: Akron, Ohio 1963
- Graduated Calhoun High School 1981. State Champion Debater 3 years
- Graduated West Georgia College 1985 (B.A. Political Science). Nationally ranked debater 3 years.
- Graduated University of Georgia School of Law: (J.D. 1989)
- Married to the former Nancy Nimon since 1994, and “father” to numerous puppies and kittens