I was born and raised in Shreveport, as was my father and grandfather. Having graduated from Loyola College Prep in 1998, I accepted a scholarship to Loyola University New Orleans.
There, I participated in the University Honors Program, a vigorous program in which I studied literature, history, philosophy, and theology while feeding my passion for music in my spare time. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2002, I relocated to Baton Rouge to study law at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU. During my time in law school, I was the recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in my criminal procedure seminar class. I received my Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Civil Law degrees in 2006.
Immediately after law school, and taking the bar exam, I started working as a law clerk in the First Judicial District in and for the State of Louisiana, Caddo Parish, assisting the Honorable Jeanette G. Garrett (now serving on the Second Circuit Court of Appeal) and the Honorable Scott J. Crichton (now sitting as a Louisiana Supreme Court Justice) in various legal research tasks.
At the conclusion of my clerkship, I began working as an Assistant District Attorney in Caddo Parish under the Honorable Paul Carmouche. Upon Mr. Carmouche’s retirement, I continued in my capacity as an ADA during the entirety of the Honorable Charles Rex Scott’s tenure as District Attorney. During my time as an Assistant District Attorney, I had the opportunity to prosecute dozens of cases at the jury trial level, and many others at bench trial. I also argued several cases before the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal, and even had the great honor of arguing a case before the Louisiana Supreme Court. For a brief period, I was Section Chief of the Drug Section in Caddo Parish, before being promoted to Section Chief of the Sex Crimes Screening Division, a position I held until my departure at the end of 2015.
I briefly held a private practice as a sole practitioner before moving to the newly established firm of Marioneaux & Williams, where my practice focused on various criminal defense and family law matters.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, spending time with Christin (my wife of ten years) and Madeleine (our daughter), listening to and studying music, and honing my craft as an amateur guitarist and singer.
Favorite animal: Platypus
Favorite Quotes: “It’s easy to see without looking too far that not much is really sacred.” – Bob Dylan
“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” –Groucho Marx
Favorite TV Sitcom: Curb Your Enthusiasm / It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia