Admitted to the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida in 1976, to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit in 1989, and to the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1990.
Board Certified Marital and Family Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education.
Florida State University, J.D., 1975; Florida State University, B.S., 1973
Former President of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association; member of Family Law Section of the Florida Bar; former member fo the Trial Practice Manual Committee of the Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar.
Former President of Five Flags Rotary and charter member; former member of Board of Directors for Pensacola Tiger Bay Club; Habitat for Humanities; served for many years as cook for homeless at Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen; former member of Executive Council, Community Drug and Alcohol Commission; coach for youth sports at YMCA, Catholic Youth Sports League and City of Pensacola; former member of Board of Trustees for Episcopal Day School; worked with “Angel Tree” Christmas giving program through Volunteer Pensacola and Trinity Presbyterian Church; Leadership Pensacola “LEAP”; former member of Pensacola Chamber of Commerce; former Director and Vice President of Pensacola Jaycees; former member of Board of Directors of Ensley Masonic Lodge No. 278 and Hadji Shrine Temple; former Executive Committee member of Scottish Rite bodies, Pensacola Consistory; former member of Board of Directors of Krewe of Lafitte; former member of Mayoki Indians of Panzacola; former legal counsel and associate member of Ensley Volunteer Fire Department; former member of Kiwanis Club of Greater Pensacola; former member of Board of Directors of Five Flags Sertoma Club; former President of Saints & Sinners; former member of Board of Directors of Order of Tristan and Rebellaires.
Former member of Board of Trustees for Pine Forest United Methodist Church, 2800 Wilde Lake Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32526; former member of Session and regular Bible Study Teacher at First Presbyterian Church, 33 E. Gregory Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502; currently Elder and Session Member at McIlwain Presbyterian Church (PCA) (Conservative), 1220 E. Blount Street, Pensacola, Florida 32503; member of the Christian Legal Society.