Practice law, Atlanta, 1963-1983. Member Candler, Cox, McClain & Andrews, 1968-1970, McClain, Mellen, Bowling & Hickman, 1970-1975. Partner King & Spalding, 1975-1978.
Senior partner Hurt, Richardson, Garner, Todd & Cadenhead, 1978-1983. Partner Bishop, Liberman, Cook, Purcell & Reynolds, Washington, 1983-1986, Kaplan Russin & Vecchi, Washington, 1986-1992, Whitman & Ranson (merged with Breed Abbot & Morgan 1993), Washington, 1992-1993. Senior partner Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, 1993-1995.
Partner Keck, Mahin & Cate, 1995-1997, Reed Smith LLP, Washington, 1997—2006. Mediator United States Bankruptcy Court (southern district) New York, since 2006. Member district export council United States Dept Commerce, since 1974.
Adjunct professor law Emory University, since 1970, United States.C., 1974. Lecturer Georgia State University, 1972. Member board visiting University South Carolina, since 2006.
Lecturer numerous international trade seminars and workshops.
Served to captain United States Air Force, 1957-1960. Member Atlanta Bar Association, American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Lawyers Club Atlanta, American Judicature Society, American Society International Law, Atlanta Chamber C., Georgia Chamber of Commerce (executive committee International Councils), Institute International Education (chairman Southeastern regional advisory board since 1974, national trustee), Southern Consortium International Education Inc. (director), Wig & Robe, Sigma Chi (president 1956 Province Balfour award), Omicron Delta Kappa, Kappa Sigma Kappa, Phi Delta Phi (president 1963 Province Graduate of Year award).