Born Marshall, Texas, May 29, 1957; admitted to bar, 1988, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A., 1980; M.P.A. 1982); legal education, University of Houston Law Center (J.D. cum laude, 1988). Member: Houston and American Br Associations; State Bar of Texas; American Association for Justice.