I am a 1966 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and a 1964 graduate of the University of Texas School of Business. Following graduation, I served in the United States Army in the Army Security Agency and, after receiving a commission, in the Army Artillery. I was released from duty after obtaining the rank of Captain. Then in 1969, I started a 40-year practice of law primarily in the Rio Grande Valley assisting clients in commercial and business matters, including litigation.
I was privileged to have served as President of the Cameron County Bar, an elected member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar of Texas, an appointed member of the Board of Directors of the State Bar Foundation and an appointed member of the Texas Supreme Court Grievance Oversight Committee.