Party affiliation: Democrat
Deputy prosecutor King County, Seattle, 1964-1965. Court commissioner Renton and Issaquah District Courts, Washington, 1966-1968. Private practice law Renton, since 1965.
Lecturer various organizations. Former counsel Washington State Law Enforcement Association, Washington State Deputy Sheriff's Association.
Served with Finance corpus, United States army, 1956-1958. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member Washington State Bar Association (past secretary trial section), Seattle-King County Bar Association (board trustees 1977-1980), Association Trial Lawyers American, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (past president), American Board Trial Advocates (board directors, president Washington state chapter 1995-1996), Damage Attorneys Roundtable (president 1998-1999).