Attorney legal department Superior Oil Corporation, Houston, 1966—1971. Senior partner Jumonville, Hartley, Plache & Broadhurst, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1971—1978. Senior and managing partner Plauche, Hatley, Lapeyre & Ottinger, New Orleans, since 1978.
Captain Judge Advocate General Corps United States Air Force, 1963-1966.
Chairman board elders Trinity Lutheran Church, Lafayette, 1978—1982, treasurer, since 1982. Member of American Bar Association, Lutheran Laymen's League, Association Indiana Producers and Royalty Owners, Lafayette Association Petroleum Landmen, American Association Petroleum Landmen, Lafayette Bar Association, Texas Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, National Rifle Association (life. Benefactor), Louisiana State University Law School Alumni Association (life).