A founding partner of the Long Law Firm, Mr. Kirkpatrick has been involved with governmental relations and public policy for over 30 years. He served as both legislative assistant and administrative assistant to United States Senator Russell B. Long from 1979 to 1987. He has been actively involved in numerous political campaigns both on the state and national levels. Mr. Kirkpatrick practices at both the state and federal levels, with particular emphasis in the fields of taxation, healthcare, foreign trade, and insurance.
He and his wife, Jane, have two sons, Scott and Stephen, three granddaughters, Laura Jane, Virginia and Leah, as well as two grandsons, Kristopher and Jude.
Louisiana State University, B.S., 1970 Personnel Management
Rotary International Scholarship – 1971-1972 – Edinburgh University, Scotland
Yale University, M.A.R. – 1974 – Master of Arts in Religion
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, Juris Doctorate – 1975