Born in Dallas, Texas November 10, 1939. Graduated from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas) in Denton, Texas in 1967 with a BBA in Business Management. Graduated from Baylor Law School in 1967 with a Juris Doctor degree.
Practiced law in Dallas, Texas as an Assistant District Attorney in the Dallas District Attorneys Office from 1967 to 1969. Open private practice in 1969 in Dallas, Texas, specializing in criminal defense, family law, and probate.
Married, two grown sons, and two grandchildren, living in the DFW area. Currently reside in Harlingen, Texas for the past 35 years.