1983 graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, JD
1980 graduate of St. Mary's University,  BBA, Finance, Magna Cum Laude
1976 graduate of  Alice High School with honors 

Licensed by the State Bar of Texas to practice in all state courts since 1983.
Admitted to practice in the Federal Courts of the Southern District of Texas since 1984
Former Director of the State Bar of Texas - 2005 to 2008
Member of the Texas State Bar Task Force to Review State Bar Committees - 2011
Former President of the Coastal Bend Bar Association - 1988 to 1989