Born Thibodaux, Louisiana July 8, 1963; admitted to Louisiana State Bar 1990; admitted to practice before Supreme Court of Louisiana, Texas Supreme Court, United States Supreme Court; U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana and the Southern District of Texas; Preparatory education: Nicholls State University (B.A. 1986); legal education, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University (Juris Doctor, 1990). Member:Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Texas State Bar. Association; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Passed Certified Public Accountant exam. Attended mediation training offered by Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law.