Born, Sulphur, Louisiana, December 29, 1962; Admitted to bar, 1988, Louisiana; Preparatory Education — Louisiana State University (B.A., 1985). Legal Education — Louisiana State University (J.D., 1988). Honor Societies: Louisiana Law Review, 1987 - 1988; Named as a "Louisiana Super Lawyer" (2007-2014); Named as an Acadiana Top Lawyer and has earned an "AV" rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Lecturer: Sixth Annual Admiralty Symposium, "Maritime Blow-Outs, Organizing the Disorganization — Frequently Seen Issues and Solutions;" Zurich American in-house seminar, "Comprehensive General Liability Coverage — Recent Developments and Frequently Seen Issues;" Global Special Risks in-house seminar, "Nuts and Bolts of Handling Maritime Blow-Out Litigation;" "Oil & Gas Well Blow-Outs" for representatives of operators, service companies and insurers in Houston, Texas; Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Seminar — Issues on Professionalism. Member: Lafayette Parish Bar Association; Louisiana Bar Foundation (Judicial Liaison Committee); Louisiana State Bar Association (CLE Services Committee); Federal and American Bar Associations and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel. Admitted to practice in all Louisiana State and Federal Courts.