- Attorney Francis, Potter & English, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1960-1968, Harlin, Parker, Lucas, & English, Bowling Green, 1968-1972. Attorney, sr, partner English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, since 1973. President Lawyers Mutual Insurance Kentucky, since 1988.
Elder, Presbyterian Church. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (state chair 1990-1991), American Bar Foundation, Kentucky Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (house delegations since 1983, standing committee professional liability insurance 1989-1991, standing committee federal judiciary since 1991, board governors 5th district since 2009), Federal Bar Association, American Board Trial Advocates, American Society Hospital Attorneys, National Conference Bar President, Southern Conference Bar President, Kentucky Bar Association (board governors 1979-1987, president 1985-1986,Outstanding Laywer Award 1999), Judicial Nominating Commission Supreme and Appellate Courts Kentucky, Kentucky Association Defense and Insurance Counsel, Kentucky Society Hospital Attorneys (president 1983-1984), International Association Defense Counsel,, Federation Insurance and Corporation Counsel, Supreme Court History Society, Kentucky C. of Chamber (board directors since 1990, vice president since 1991, regional vice chair 1993-1994), University Kentucky National Alumni Association Board, University Kentucky Law Alumni Association (president 1980-1981), University Kentucky Development Council, Beta Alpha Psi, Tau Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Phi.