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Awards
ORGANIZATIONS - CIVIC:
  1. Kiwanis Club of Lafayette: (1977 - Present)
    1. Offices - Secretary, Editor of Newsletter, Vice President, President-Elect, Program Director, President;
    2. Award - "Kiwanian of the Year" Herbert Heymann Memorial Award.
  2. Boys Clubs of Acadiana:
    1. Member, Board of Directors (1980 - Present);
    2. Vice President (1983);
    3. Treasurer (1984);
    4. Secretary (1985);
    5. Vice President (1986).
  3. Golden Gloves of Louisiana: (1982 - Present)
    1. Sustaining member;
    2. Member, Board of Directors.
  4. Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette Parish: (1986 - Present)
    1. State and National Affairs Commission;
    2. Member, Leadership Lafayette, Class Five;
    3. Board of Directors, Leadership Lafayette, 1993-96.
  5. Citizens for Public Education (CPED):
    1. Member (1988 - Present);
    2. Board of Directors (1989-90).
  6. Lafayette Public Education Fund (LPEF): (1989 - Present)
    1. Member (1989 - Present);
    2. Board of Directors (1990-91).
  7. Downtown Lafayette Unlimited (DLU):
    1. Member (1987 - Present);
    2. Board of Directors (1989 - Present);
    3. Vice-President of Fundraising (1989-90);
    4. Recipient of DLU "Most Effective Commercial Use of an Historically Significant Building" Award (1990).
  8. Downtown Development Authority (DDA):
    1. Member designate of Lafayette City Council (1989-90);
    2. Vice-Chairman (1990);
    3. Chairman (1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994);
    4. Longest sitting chair of DDA.
  9. Acadiana Arts Council:
    1. Member (1991 Present).
  10. Vermilionville Board of Directors:
    1. Member 2003 2005.
  11. Blueprint Louisiana:
    1. Charter Member, 2007.
 
ORGANIZATIONS - PROFESSIONAL:
  1. American Bar Association: (1977 - Present)
    1. Young Lawyers Section (1977 - 1985);
  2. Louisiana Bar Association: (1977 - Present)
  3. 15th Judicial District Bar Association: (1977 - Present)
  4. Lafayette Parish Bar Association: (1977 - Present)
    1. Board of Directors (1981 - 1985);
    2. Treasurer (1985-86);
    3. Secretary (1986-87);
    4. Vice-President (1987-88);
    5. President (1988-89);
  5. American Trial Lawyers Association:
    1. Member - ACCT (Political Action Committee);
  6. Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association: (1977 - Present)
    1. Member - Lawyers for Louisiana;
      1. Lobbyist - Baton Rouge Legislature (1977-Present).
    2. Member - Board of Governors (1979-81);
    3. Member - Advisory Counsel (1981 - Present);
    4. Honorary "Life Member" (1983 - Present);
    5. Member - Board of Governors (1986 - Present);
    6. Speakers Bureau (1986 - Present);
    7. Membership Chairman (1990-91);
    8. Recipient, 1991 President's Award.
  7. Lafayette Trial Lawyers Association:
    1. Vice President (1984-86);
    2. President (1986-88).
  8. American Council of Trial Advocacy:
    1. Member in Good Standing.

 
AWARDS & HONORS:
  1. Henry Heymann Memorial Award for 1983-84 "Kiwanian of the Year";
  2. Many honors from Kiwanis Club of Lafayette, Inc.;
  3. Many honors from Boys Clubs of Acadiana, Inc.;
    1. Includes Boys Clubs of America "Medallion" for distinguished service to youth.
  4. Many honors from Lafayette Parish Bar Association;
  5. Many honors from Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association;
  6. Many honors from Lafayette Trial Lawyers Association;
  7. Acadiana Best Dressed List - 1984;
  8. Leadership Lafayette (Class Five) Graduate, 1990-91;
    1. Member - Board of Directors of Leadership Lafayette, 1993-96.
  9. Times of Acadiana "Newsmaker of the Year", 1990.