Assistant criminal district attorney Lubbock County, 1973—1977, administrative assistant, 1976-1977. County and district attorney Castro County, Texas, 1977-1992. Assistant attorney general State of Texas, since 1993.
Member forms committee Attorney General Office, 1999—2001.
Member State Bar of Texas (committee admissions district 16 1974-1978, district 13 1983-1992, government lawyers section, council member 1991-1992), Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Lubbock County Junior Bar Association (president 1977), Texas Technology Ex Students Association (district representative 1981-1984, board directors 1985-1990), College of State Bar of Texas (continuing legal education 1984-1993, since 2007), Kiwanis of Lubbock (president 1977), Kiwanis of Dimmitt (president 1981), Delta Theta Phi.