Legislation aide Texas House of Representatives, 1971. Briefing attorney Texas Court Criminal Appeals, 1971—1972. Law clerk United States District Court (northern district) Texas, 1972—1974.
Trial attorney tax division United States Department Justice, 1974—1977. With Goins & Underkofler, Dallas, 1977—1980. President, chief executive officer JJS Inc.
& Cord Enterprises, Texarkana, Arkansas, Dallas, since 1980. Secretary Wason Ranch Corporation, 1988, president, since 1989.
Member board trustees Creede Repertory Theatre. Member of American Bar Association, National Malt Beverage Wholesalers Association (board directors 1982-1990, member management committee 1986-1991, secretary 1987, vice chairman 1988, acting president 1989, chairman board directors 1989), Arkansas Malt Beverage Association 1986-1987, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, Texas Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association.