Denomination: Roman Catholic
Associate Nesbitt and Fisher, Rensselaer, 1968—1971. Sole practice, 1971—1972. Attorney City of Rensselaer, 1972.
Judge 30th Judicial Circuit of Indiana, 1972—1982, United States District Court (northern district) Indiana, Hammond, 1982—1987, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit), Chicago, since 1987, Moot Court Competitions, since 1998. Chairman United States Courts Design Guide, 1988—1995. Lecturer law St. Joseph's College, 1976—1989, St. Frances College, 1990—1991.
Faculty National Institute for Trial Advocacy, South Bend, Indiana, 1978—1988. Member Ad Hoc Committee on Law Clerk Hiring, 2004. 1st lieutenant United States Air Force, 1962-1965.
Board visitors Indiana University School Law, since 1987, Indiana University School Public and Environmental Affairs, since 1991. Trustee St. Joseph's College, since 1984. Member of Federal Bar Association, Tippecanoe County Bar Association, Jasper County Bar Association (president 1972-1976), Indiana State Bar Association (board directors 1977-1979, Presidential citation 1979), Law Alumni Association Indiana University (president 1980).