Party affiliation: Democrat
Associate Law Office of Frederick Gisevius, New Orleans, 1974-1975. Prosecuting Orleans Parish District Attorney, 1975-1978. Associate Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles, 1978-1979, Bienvenu, Foster, New Orleans, 1979-1986.
Senior litigation attorney Shell Oil Corporation, 1986-1993. Partner Bernard, Cassisa & Elliott, Metairie, Louisiana, since 1994.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Chairperson pastorial council St. Jerome Catholic Church, Kenner, Louisiana, since 1998, team member for rite of Christian initiation for adults. National chief Young Men’s Christian Association Indian Guides, Metairie, 1992. Member Louisiana Association Defense Counsel, Jefferson Parish Bar Association.