Born Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1958. Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with Highest Honors, 1975. Graduated from University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, With Honors, and Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law School, 1992. Recipient of Chancellor's List Honors (top 10%) 1991/92.
Work: Worked for law firms from the age of 17, attending USM while working full-time as a legal secretary/paralegal. Immediately prior to law school worked for the nationally recognized Wendell Gauthier in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was the lead paralegal in coordinating the largest trial, at the time, in federal court history, namely, the San Juan Dupont Plaza Fire Litigation.
During law school, clerked for Hoffman, Sufferfield, Ensenat & Bankston, and then for Paul Due' of Due', Caballero, Smith, Price & Guidry.
Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, 19th Judicial District Bar Association (Baton Rouge Bar Association), 21st Judicial District Bar Association, Baton Rouge Family Law Section; Admitted to all Louisiana State Courts and Eastern and Middle District Federal Courts in Louisiana.
Family Law, including custody, divorce and community property issues; Personal Injury Litigation; Trained and Certified Civil and Family Mediator