born Greenville, Mississippi; admitted to Mississippi bar, 1981; Tennessee bar, 2006; 1981, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi; 1981, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi; 1985, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit. Preparatory education, Mississippi State University (B.A., 1977); legal education, University of Mississippi (J.D., 1981). Fraternities: Omicron Delta Kappa; Blue Key; Phi Kappa Phi; Delta Theta Phi. Assistant District Attorney, 4th Circuit Court District, 1981. Member: Leflore County Bar Association; Mississippi Bar Association; Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association; National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel. (Resident, Greenwood Office).