Party affiliation: Democrat
Associate professor law Chase College Law, Cincinnati, 1960-1961. Law clerk to chief judge The United States of America District Court, 1961-1966. Special assistant attorney general Illinois, 1965-1967.
Executive director Federal Defender Program, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois, Chicago, since 1966. Member national advisory committee on criminal rules. 7th circuit criminal jury instruction committee.
Chairman National Defender Committee. Chairman board regents National College Criminal Defense. Faculty Federal Judicial Center, National College Criminal Defense, National Institute Trial Advocacy, University Virginia Trial Advocacy Institute, Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Program, Western Trial Advocacy Institute, Northwestern University, University Illinois Defender Trial Advocacy course, National Criminal Defense College, Loyola University Trial Advocacy Program.
Lecturer in field.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Board directors United Service Organizations Served as 1st lieutenant United States Marine Corps, 1955-1957. Member American Bar Association (past chairman criminal justice section, house of deals, board governors, Charles English award criminal justice section), Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, 7th Circuit Bar Association, National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (Distinguished Service award 1993), National Legal Aid and Defender Association, National College Criminal Defense (chair), Union League of Chicago (president).