Baton Rouge Business Report 2011 Forty Under 40. Best Lawyers in America© 2016 -2019 - Plaintiff Personal Injury, Louisiana Super Lawyers 2012-2019 - Personal Injury Plaintiff. The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2012; The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013-2018). Phi Kappa Phi. Kappa Alpha Order. Member, Louisiana Law Review. Louisiana State University Hall of Fame. LSU Law Center Chancellor's List, Fall 1993, Fall 1994, Spring 1995, Fall 1995, and Spring 1996. LSU Board of Supervisors Scholarship, 1994-1996. Class of 1950 Scholarship, 1994-1996. Author: comment, "Premises Liability-The Comparison of Fault Between Negligent and Intentional Actors," 55 La.L.Rev. 1149, 1995. Co-Author: "Lewis vs. Lewis & Clark Marine, Inc.: 'Savings to Suitors' the Right to Litigate in State Court When Limitation Is Not at Issue," Louisiana Advocates, Vol. XVI, No. 4 (April 2001); "Remand: The Amount of Controversy Requirement May No Longer be Controversial," Louisiana Advocates, Vol. XV, No. 11 (Nov. 2000); "La.R.S. 9:2800 vs. La.Civ.Code art. 2317: Would the Real Strict Liability Article Please Stand Up," Louisiana Advocates, Vol. XV, No. 9 (Sept. 2000); "Commercial Automobile Insurance Coverage: Are you Really Protected?" Louisiana Advocates, Vol. XV, No. 8 (Aug. 2000). Southern University Law Center, Adjunct Professor: Advanced Louisiana Torts, Insurance Law, and Products Liability. Thomson West Small Law Firm Customer Advisory Board 2006. Member, Alumni Board, Northwestern State University, 1991-1992 and 2003-2007. Foundation Board of Directors, 2007— , Chairman Audit Committee 2009-2010, Treasurer 2010-2011, Secretary 2012-2014, Vice Chairman/Vice President, 2015-2016, Chair/President, 2017 - 2018. President's Council, Northwestern State University, 2003—. Northwestern State University Student Government Association President 1991-1992. Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, Classification, Legal, Admiralty Law, 1998-2003 (Chairman-Group Study Exchange Committee).
Member: Baton Rouge Bar Association; Louisiana State Bar Association (Member: House of Delegates 19th JDC, 2005—; Legislation Committee, 2006—; Ad Hoc Legislation Advisory Committee, 2011—2012); Louisiana Association for Justice, formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association (Former Member: Board of Governors, Legislation Committee, Amicus Curiae Committee); American Association for Justice, formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Wex Malone American Inn of Court (Executive Committee, President, 2010-2011). Fellow: Louisiana Bar Foundation Class of 2008.