Party affiliation: Democrat
Assistant to criminal sheriff Orleans Parish, New Orleans, 1974-1978, assistant district attorney, 1978-1983, Jefferson Parish, Gretna, Louisiana, 1983-1986. Partner Brandt, Alarcon & McDonald, Metairie, 1983-1986. Judge Traffic Court City of New Orleans, 1991-1996, judge Criminal District Court, since 1996.
Trial advisory lecturer Tulane University School Law, New Orleans, 1981-1990. Executive counsel to mayor, New Orleans 1986-1990. Chief of staff, 1989-1990.
Elected judge Traffic Court, City of New Orleans, 1990, Criminal District Court, 1996. Appointed by President United States to National Institute Justice.
Denomination: Roman Catholic