Bar: Iowa 1976, United States District Court (northern and southern districts) Iowa 1976, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1976, Supreme Court, 1989. Accountant Quaker Oats Company, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1972. Legal clerk bankruptcy division United States District Court (northern district) Iowa, CedarRapids, 1976.
Legal counsel for Iowa Legislature, Legislation Service Bureau, Des Moines, 1976-1983. Legislation counsel League Iowa Municipalities, Des Moines, 1983-1988, deputy director, counsel, 1988-1989, legislation policy committee, 1989^. Corporate Counsel City of Des Moines, Iowa, 1989-1996.
With Nowadzky & Assocs., Des Moines. Member state government issues and organization committee Assembly on the Legislature, National Conference State Legislatures, 1983. Participant Iowa Key Decision Makers Correctional Policy Conference of National Council on Crime and Delinquency, Des Moines, 1982.
Member tort liability/insurance focus group Iowa Department Human Resources, 1986.
Member of McLain Inn (vice magister 1975-1976, certified appreciation University Iowa chapter 1976), Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (task force sexual exploitation helping professionals since 1987), Iowa State Bar Association (penal reform committee 1977, chair open meetings and open records committee 1991-1992, ethics committee, legislation committee governmental practice section 1991-1992, professional committee 1991-1992), Iowa Municipal Attorneys Association (ex-officio board directors 1983-1989, 1st vice president 1991-1992, president since 1992), National Institute Municipal Law Officers (vice chair 1992-1993, chair since 1993), Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Delta Phi.