Ph.D. in Music (1991) with honors from the University of Kansas. J.D. (1990) magna cum laude from Tulane University. B.Mus. and M.Mus in music composition from Louisiana State University. Law practice as solo practitioner (2000-present); Rosenthal, Reynolds, Mateer & Shaffer (1996-2000); Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal (1991-1996). Admitted to all State and Federal courts in Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.