-Family law and divorce
-Mississippi, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1971
-Mississippi College School of Law, J.D.
Associations & memberships
-Prentiss County Bar Association (President, 1980 - 1981)
-First Judicial District Bar Association (President, 1983 - 1984)
-The Mississippi Bar (Member, Workers' Compensation Committee, 1977 - 1980)
Municipal Attorney, Town of Tishomingo, 1984 - 1993. Municipal Judge, City of Baldwyn, 1988 - 2013. City Prosecuting Attorney, 1985 - 2007, Municipal Attorney, 2005 - 2007, City of Booneville. Attorney for Booneville School District, 1980 - 2007. Associate, Cunningham & Cunningham, Booneville, Mississippi, 1973 - 1974. Partner: Cunningham & Smith, Booneville, 1974 - 1976; Cunningham, Smith & Ferrell, Booneville, 1976 - 1990. Sole Practitioner, January, 1990-. Fellow: Mississippi Bar Foundation.