Legal: Admitted to State Bar of Texas in May 1989; Admitted to United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in 1990, Eastern District of Texas in 1995, Southern and Western Districts of Texas in 1997; Admitted to United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in 1995; Admitted to United States Tax Court in 1993.

Education: Baylor University, B.A. Political Science, 1986; Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1989.

Legal Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta.

Legal Scholarship: Vice-Chair Trial Advocacy Board; Mock Trial and Moot Court Finalist; Client-Counseling Semi-Finalist.

Member Bar Associations: State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Rockwall Bar Association. (Secretary-Treasurer (1996), President-elect (1997), President (1998)) College of the State Bar of Texas, Texas Family Law Foundation Lifetime Member. Mediation certification in civil and family cases from TWU. Guardian Ad Litem certification from State Bar of Texas. Former Visiting Associate Judge. Member, Board of Directors of Legal Services of North Texas (1998 – 2002). Member, Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (2003 – 2012).