Born Monahans, Texas, November 27, 1960; admitted to Louisiana State Bar 1986; also admitted to practice before Supreme Court of Louisiana, Texas Supreme Court, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Western and Middle Districts of Louisiana, Southern District of Texas. Preparatory education: Louisiana State University (B.S. 1983, graduated summa cum laude); legal education, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University (Juris Doctor, 1986), memberLouisiana Law Review and graduated Order of the Coif. 1986-1987 law clerk to Justice James L. Dennis, Louisiana Supreme Court. Member: Lafayette Parish Bar Association, Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute and Defense Research Institute.