Party affiliation: Democrat
Associate Schlitz and Levy, Portsmouth, Virginia, 1971. Assistant commonwealth attorney Fairfax County, 1971—1975. Partner Whitestone, Phillips, Brent, Young & Merril, PCC., Fairfax, 1975—1989, Phillips, Beckwith and Hall, since 1990.
Member Virginia State Bar Council, since 1984. Board directors Fairfax Bar Foundation, since 1984, Legal Superior vena cava syndrome Northern Virginia, 1986—1989.
Member of American Bar Association, University Richmond Law School Association (board directors since 1986), American Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association (committee to study litigations costs and delay since 1986, lawyer referral service committee since 1986), Fairfax County Bar Association (president 1983-1984, board directors 1980-1984), Fairfax County Sheriff's Association (honorary), University, Masons, Omicron Delta Kappa.