Born Lafayette, Louisiana, April 14, 1961; admitted to Louisiana State Bar 1986; also admitted to practice before United States Supreme Court, Louisiana Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, Southern and Eastern District of Texas. Preparatory education: Louisiana State University (B.S. 1983); legal education, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University (Juris Doctor, 1986). Member:Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, Texas State Bar Association, American Bar Association and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Co-Chair of the Cypremont Point Maritime Law Seminar, 1997 - 2002.