Assistant legislation to senator Strom Thurmond, Washington, 1974—1975. Counsel to minority subcommittee administrative practice & procedure Committee Judiciary United States Senate, 1975—1976. Assistant United States attorney Department Justice, Greenville, South Carolina, 1976—1980.
Partner Love, Thornton, Arnold & Thomason, 1980—2001. Founder, partner Roe Cassidy Coates & Price, since 2002. Instructor Attorney General Advisory Institute United States Department Justice, Washington, 1979.
Served with Air National Guard, 1970-1976.
Chairman Citizens Advisory Council, Greenville General Hospital, Greenville County Heart Fund, Easter Seal Society Greenville County. Member South Carolina State Ethics Commission, 1988—1993, chairman, 1991—1993. Member of American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute (board directors 2001-2004), South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association (president 1994), South Carolina Bar, Heritage Sertoma Club, Commerce Club, Phi Delta Phi (magister 1973-1974).