Bachelor in Public Administration, University Arkansas, Fayetteville, 1994. Juris Doctor, University Arkansas Law School, 1998.
Patrol officer Jonesboro Police Department, Arkansas, 1994—1996. Legal counsel Craighead County Democratic Central Committee. Partner McDaniel & Wells, Jonesboro.
Member District 75 Arkansas House of Representatives, Little Rock, 2005—2006. Attorney general State of Arkansas, since 2007.
Member of Craighead County Bar Association, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (board governors), Arkansas Bar Association (chairman civil litigation section 2002-2003, chairman Consumer Law Handbook committee, Golden Gavel award, Distinguished Service award).
Married Amanda Miller (divorced 2007). 1 child Emma Grace.