Born in Shreveport Louisiana, Ted grew up in his parent’s home town of Lake Charles Louisiana. Ted obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University in 1992. Following his graduation, Ted married his wife, Dr. Kelly Sorrells and moved to New Orleans Louisiana. Ted attended Loyola University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1996. Ted began his practice with a general civil litigation firm in Metairie Louisiana. When his wife, was asked to join the staff at University Medical Center in Lafayette following completion of her medical training at LSU, they moved to Lafayette in 1999 where they are now raising their two sons. Ted is a member of the Lafayette Parish and Louisiana State Bar Associations.