- Associate Smathers & Thompson, Miami, Florida, 1971—1978. Private practice, 1978—1979, since 1982. Managing attorney Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company, Miami, 1979—1982.
- Bar: Florida 1971, Florida (United States District Court (southern district)) 1971, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1971, Florida (United States District Court (northern and mid districts)) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1974, United States Customs Court 1977, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1981.
People are called to love God not only with their hearts, but also with their minds. All things should be considered through the light of reason. In order to do that, it is necessary to become aware of different points of view and be able to develop critical thinking in relation to any political or social problem.