Bachelor, University Mississippi. Juris Doctor, Duke University.
Clerk, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) managing partner, Lake, Tindall, Hunger and Thackston, Greenville, Mississippi assistant attorney general civil division, unites states department Justice, Washington.
Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member Bar Association 5th Federal Circuit, Judicial Conference United States (advisory committee on federal rules of civil procedure), American Bar Association.