Consumer Advocacy Team Profile
Cyclone has been practicing law since 2003. He began his career in complex commercial construction litigation at the firm of Griffin, Cochrane, and Marshall in Atlanta, Georgia. In his first two years as an associate he was lead chair in a major commercial arbitration, second chair in a two-week jury trial in Georgia Superior Court, and the attorney selected to brief and argue a major summary judgment case in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2006 Cyclone left Griffin, Cochrane, and Marshall to join his family’s wholesale auto auction business, Verastar. There he served as the company’s General Counsel and Director of Operations until Verastar was sold to Insurance Auto Auctions in 2008. After Verastar’s sale in 2008 Cyclone acted as both an entrepreneur and general counsel for several companies in which he was an investor or founder. This list of companies includes two software companies: Clearwave Corporation (investor, General Counsel) and AgileLaw (co-founder, General Counsel, Product Visionary); a food delivery startup – ClickChefs (co-founder, General Counsel, Chairman); and a counter terrorism consulting company – Valens Global (co-founder, General Counsel). He has also co-founded and other businesses including a video production company and a wine importing company.
Cyclone’s experience in founding companies, investing, running operations, and handling legal issues has given him a wide range of experience. As general counsel he has worked on issues as diverse as insurance coverage, HIPAA compliance, personal injury claims, employment law, intellectual property, contract law, product liability, product warranty, tax compliance, property rights, zoning laws, and numerous other fields.
Cyclone has a computer science degree from Wake Forest University. He also earned his JD with Honors from Wake Forest University where he was co-captain of the Trial Team.
Cyclone co-founded Kneupper & Covey with Kevin Kneupper in 2019. In addition to actively litigating matters Cyclone is the firm’s managing partner, which means he handles the firm’s business affairs.