President, Mississippi Bar, 2003-2004. Member, Board of Bar Commissioners, 1996-1999, 2003-2005. Executive Committee, Mississippi Bar, 2002-2005. Chairman, Family Law Section of the Mississippi Bar, 1996-1997, 2009-2010; Executive Committee Member, 1994-1995, 2005-2008, Secretary/Treasurer 2008-2009. Named "Best Family Law Firm in Jackson, Mississippi for 2011-2012" by U. S. News -; Best Lawyers. Named "Family Law Lawyer of the Year for 2012" by U. S. News -; Best Lawyers. Listed in: Best Lawyers in America (Family Law); Outstanding Lawyers in America; Mid-South Super Lawyers (Family Law). President, Hinds County Bar Association, 1994-1995, Secretary/Treasurer, 1992-1993, Board of Directors, 1990-1996, Chairman, Long Range Planning Committee, 1995-1997. Madison County Bar Association. President, Mississippi Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 1987-1988. Member, Federal Bar Association National Council, 1988. Federal Bar Association's Judicial Liaison for U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, 1989. Attorney Delegate, Fifth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1988, 2004. Member, American Law Institute, 2003-2004. Member, Southern Conference of Bar Presidents. Member, Lamar Order. Associate Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, 1974-1976. Phi Kappa Phi Scholastic Honorary. Co-author: "Tax Act Aspects of Divorce in Mississippi," National Business Institute, 2002, 2005.