Party affiliation: Democrat
Private practice, Nashville, 1975-1976. Partner Haile & Martin, P.A., 1976-1982. Associate firm Barrett & Ray, Professional Corporation, 1982-1985.
Federal public defender United States District Court (middle district) Tennessee, since 1985. Member advisory committee on rules criminal procedure United States Judicial Conference, 1994-1999.
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Delaware, Witness for Peace, Managua, Nicaragua, 1987. Member American Bar Association (council criminal justice section 1993-1996), National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Association Federal Defenders (president 1995-1998), Nashville Bar Association, Napier Looby Bar Association, Tennessee Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (board directors 1978-1994, president 1984-1985, President's award 1984).