Officer United States Navy, 1959-1962. Associate Jones Bird & Howell, Atlanta, 1964-1970, partner, 1971-1982, Alston & Bird, Atlanta, 1982-1988. Private practice, since 1988.
Partner Bird & Godbey LLP, since 2003. Director, secretary Summit Industries, Inc., since 1980.
Advisory board member The Devereux Georgia Treatment Network, Kennesaw, Georgia, since 1989. Member American Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia (chairman Standing Committee on Publications 1977-1978), Atlanta Bar Association (chairman small firm/sole practitioner section 1995-1996), Cobb County Bar Association, Lawyers Club of Atlanta, Old War Horses Lawyers Club.