Born Lafayette, Louisiana, March 7, 1958; admitted to Louisiana State Bar 1985; Texas State Bar 1995; also admitted to practice before Supreme Courts of Louisiana and Texas, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana. Preparatory education: Louisiana State University (B.S. 1981), Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business(MBA 1991); legal education, Loyola Law School (Juris Doctor, 1985). Member: Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association and Federal Fifth Circuit Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel.