The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.
Associate Bailey & Trusty, Batesville, Mississippi, 1974-1979. Partner Bailey, Trusty & Cook, 1980-1990, Bailey & Cook, Batesville, 1990-1992, Bailey, Cook & Womble, Batesville, from 1992. Chairman, Mississippi College Republican Clubs, 1973, Panola County March of Dimes, Batesville, 1976-1978.
Mississippi chairman National Organization Social Security Claimants Representatives, 1981-1982. Representative Honor Council, University Mississippi School Law, 1974.
King Batesville Junior Auxiliary Charity Ball, 2000. Member American Bar Association (torts and insurance practice section since 1979, vice chairman committee on delivery of legal services tothe disabled young lawyers division 1983-1985, general practice section 1985-1986), Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Mississippi State Bar (state board bar admissions 1978-1979, member ethics committee 1980-1983, board directors Young Lawyers section 1980-1983, chairman committee on unauthorized practice of law 1983-1986, workers compensation section, member committee on Kid's Second Chance 1992), Panola County Bar Association (president 1979-1980), Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association (membership committee 1983-1984), Court Practice Institute (diplomate), Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association, Lamar Society International Law, Lamar Order-U. Mississippi, Batesville Junior Chamber of Commerce (legal counsel 1975-1977), Masons, Shriners, Rotary (president 1991-1992, 96-97, assistant district governor 1997-1999, district governor nominee 1999-2000, district governor 2000-2001, multiple Paul Harris fellow, Four Aves. of Service Citation, Rotary Foundation District Service award, District Foundation chairman major gifts, delegate Council on Legislation 2003^), Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, Delta Theta Pi.