Party affiliation: Democrat
General counsel American Civil Liberties Union, Seattle, 1969-1971. Associate Daniel F. Sullivan, 1972-1973. Senior partner Peterson Young Putra (formerly Peterson, Young, Putra, Fletcher, Knopp & Wampold), since 1973.
Member Washington State Salary Commission, 2002—2004.
Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association (editor associate 1976-1978), Damages Attorneys Round Table (founding, president 1997-1998), Association of Trial Lawyers of America (delegate 1985-1986), Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (board 1973-1985, president 1982-1983, Trial Lawyer of Year 1999), Washington State Bar Association (judicial selection 1985-1987, board governors 1992-1995, president 2000-2001), Washington State Bar Foundation (board directors 2001-2006), American Board Trial Advisory (diplomate, president Washington chapter 1990), American Civil Liberties Union.