Private practice, Durham, 1960—1963. Assistant solicitor Superior Court, 1963—1966, judge, since 1975, senior resident judge, since 1977. District judge District Court, Durham, 1966—1974.
Member, news media and administration of justice committee Conference Superior Court Judges, North Carolina, 1978—1980. Member jury pattern committee, since 1982. Served to Second lieutenant United States Army, 1958.