Born Marksville, Louisiana, December 30, 1953; admitted to Louisiana State Bar 1978; also admitted to practice before Supreme Court of Louisiana, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, Eastern,  Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana; Martindale-Hubbell Rating AV; Preparation education: Georgetown University (A.B. Economics 1975), Legal education: Paul M. Hebert Law Center Louisiana State University (Juris Doctor, 1978).  Member Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel; Past President Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel 1999-2000, American Inn of Court of Acadiana Emeritus Member, Past President 1994-1995, American Inns of Court Foundation National Development Committee 1991-93, Special Award for Dedication and Inspiration 1993, Regional Development Coordinator 1994-95, Louisiana State Bar Association Crystal Gavel Award 2002, Defense Research Institute Exceptional Performance Citation 2000, United States District Court Western District of Louisiana Bench Bar Liaison Committee 1993-95, Magistrate Selection Panel 1988-98, Court Administration Fund Committee 2008-09, served as Continuing Legal Education Faculty for Louisiana Bar Association, Louisiana State University Law Center, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel and Lafayette Parish Bar Association, served as a Lafayette Volunteer Lawyer, Louisiana State Bar Association Committee on Post-Conviction Representation 1998-2005 and Right to Counsel Committee 2006-07, recipient of Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Sam Dalton Award 2001; Volunteer activities have included service on the Lafayette Public Trust Finance Authority 2004-08 and service in various capacities on the Georgetown University Board of Regents since 1997.