United States Magistrate Judge, Lafayette-Opelousas Division, U.S. District Court for the Western Division of Louisiana, 1980-1983. Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana, 1977-1980. Chief of Criminal Section, 1979-1980. Assistant District Attorney, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, 1974-1977. Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Louisiana, 1990-2003. Deputy Attorney General, State of Alabama, 2004-2006.