Other Areas of Law
Criminal Law; Community Property Law; Felonies; Maritime Injuries; Mediation; Collaborative Family Law; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Domestic Relations; Personal Injury; Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA); Products Liability; Cruise Ship Injuries; Jones Act; Maritime Personal Injury; Seamen's Claims; Alimony; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Head Injury; Sexual Abuse; Wrongful Death; Insurance Defense; Premises Liability; Marital Property Law; Boating Accidents; Plaintiffs Personal Injury
Centenary College, B.A., in Economics, 1991
University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, J.D., 1994; Tulane University Law School, LL.M., Admiralty, 1998
1994, Louisiana; 2006, Texas; U.S. District Courts, Middle, Eastern and Western District of Louisiana; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Louisiana State, Federal, Alexandria and Shreveport Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute; The Crossroads American Inn of Court of Alexandria-Pineville; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Bossier City, Louisiana, 1968
Delta Theta Phi. Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award-Civil Procedure; Top Paper, First Amendment Seminar. Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA). Co-Author: "Forensic Accounting in Matrimonial Divorce," 2005; "Team Mediation," Pepperdine Univ. Law School Dispute Resolution Journal. CLE Speaker for family law, collaborative and admiralty law: Loyola Univ. Law School; LSUS; ULM; Southern; LSU Law Center; and Pro Bono Project. Filed Louisiana's first successful collaborative divorce. Member: Permanent Review Board, sexual abuse allegations, Catholic Diocese of Alexandria.
(Also at Shreveport Office) (Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization)
Bhati v. Bhati, 103 So. 3d 1290 (La.App. 3 Cir. 05/12/12); D.R.S. v. L.E.K., 33 So.3d 428, 2009-1274 (La. App. 3 Cir. 3/10/10) Writ Denied (La. 4/30/10), setting the standard for religion in custody disputes; Lea v. Sanders, 890 So.2d 764, 2004-762 (La. App. 3 Cir. 12/22/04), setting the standard in LA for Shared Custody; Walk Haydel and Assoc., Inc., v. Coastal Power Prod. Co., 934 F. Supp. 209 (E.D. La. 1996); Pulver v. 1st Lake Properties, Inc., 96-248 (La. App. 5th Cir. 9/18/96), 681 So.2d 965; Arnette v. NPC Services, Inc., (La. App. 1st Cir. 9/28/01) 809 So.2d 384; Latin Am. Energy Dev. Inc., v. Vague 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8120 (E.D. La. 1996); Walk Haydel and Assoc., Inc. v. Coastal Power Production Co., 98-CA-0193 (La. App. 4th Cir. 9/30/98) 720 So.2d 372; Argument at Trial set standard for enforcement of mediation agreements; Bush v. Diamond Offshore Co., 1999 WL 33236363 (E.D. La. 1999).
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