Law clerk to Honorary Robert T. Hunter, Olympia, Washington, 1964-1965. Assistant counsel Pacific Car & Foundry Company, Renton, 1965-1966. Partner Mullavey, Hageman, Treece & Sayre, Seattle, 1966-1969, McBride & Sayre, 1969-1971.
Private practice Seattle, 1971-1994. Senior partner Sayre Law Offices, since 1994. Judge pro tempore King County Superior Court, 1973—1983, 1989—2003.
Served to 1st lieutenant United States Air Force Reserve, 1957-1960.
Trustee King County Bar Foundation, 1985—1988, 1992—1998. Board visitors Seattle University School Law, 1991—2002. Member of South King County Bar Association, King County Bar Association (treasurer 1982-1985, trustee 1985-1988, member bench-bar delay reduction task force 1987-1989, Second vice president 1988-1989, 1st vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991, Geisness award 1977), Washington Bar Association (special district counsel 1982-1988, editorial advisory board 1986-1989, chair BAR-PAC 1991-1994, chair public relations committee 1992-1993), Rainier Chamber of Commerce (president 1977-1978), Seattle Yacht Club (staff judge advisory 2000-2001), Washington Athletic Club, Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, Lions, Phi Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi.