- Research assistant South Carolina House Representatives, 1981-1983. Judicial clerk 2d judicial circuit South Carolina Circuit Court, Barnwell, 1986-1988. Shareholder McNair Law Firm, Columbia, South Carolina, since 1988.
With Citizens Advisory Group for District of South Carolina. Member American Bar Association (young lawyers division, liaison to American Judicature Society since 1989, chairperson judicial administration 1988-1989, 90-92, affiliate 1991-1992, member bar leadership conference team 1992-1993), Richland County Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association (chairperson 1988-1991, member long-range planning committee, member trial and appellate practice committee), American Judicature Society (board directors 1989-1997, member executive committee 1989-1997), South Carolina Defense Lawyers, Phi Delta Phi (Compleat Lawyer award 1993).