New Orleans, LA
Xavier Preparatory High School, Tulane University 1964-1967 (Rockefeller Scholar), Southern University Law School 1967-1968, Loyola University Law School 1968-1970 (Roosevelt Fellow)
Office and Positions
Appointed Supernumerary Judge pro tempore of Criminal District Court for Orleans Parish by the Louisiana Supreme Court, January 2006, Judge, 4th Circuit Court of Appeal took office January 2003 still serving, Clerk of Criminal District Court from 1974-2003, Served as the Chief Election Officer for Orleans Parish and has been involved in elections throughout the world.
Involved in writing laws and procedures in such historic events as the Dayton Peace Accord Bosnia), Indonesia Presidental Election and South African local elections, Honor of lecturing Criminal Court Judges at the University of Canto Domingo on the establishment of a criminal court record keeping system,Completed the New York University School of Law Institute for Appellate Judges, attended the George Mason School of Law and Economics Colloquium and AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies Economic Institute for Appellate Judges.
Past President of Algiers-Fischer Community Organization, Past Board Member of New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation, Past Board Member of TOTAL Community Action Inc., Established Legal Office, Health and Dental Clinics in the Aligers-Fischer Community.
Chosen to sit ad hoc on the Louisiana Supreme Court for the landmark case In re Ellender in 2004