Bachelor of Business Administration, University Texas, 1980. Juris Doctor, University Texas, 1983.
Associate Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, Limited liability partnership, Dallas, 1983—1991, partner, 1991—1995. Shareholder, chair of business litigation section Cowles & Thompson, Professional Corporation, since 1995. Mayor Town of Fairview, Texas, since 2002.
Fellow: Dallas Bar Foundation. Member: American Bar Association, Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court (barrister 2000-2003), Dallas Bar Association.
Married Teg Hemphill, May 22, 1983. Children: Amy Hemphill, Katherine Annual.