Staff attorney Exxon Corporation, New Orleans, 1979-1981, Houston, 1981-1982. Partner Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann & Papale, Metairie, Louisiana, since 1982. Guest speaker Human Resources Conference, 1985.
Barrister Thomas More Inn of Court, New Orleans, 1990-1992.
Vice chairman Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, Baton Rouge, 1992. Member Louisiana State Bar Association, Louisiana Association Defense Counsel, Louisiana Organization for Judicial Excellence (board directors since 1988), International Association Development Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Louisiana Association Business and Industry (board directors since 1992, chairman liability task force 1990-1992).