Denomination: Roman Catholic
Attorney King County, Seattle, 1973-1976. Associate Parks, Johnson & East, Bellevue, 1976-1978. Partner Revelle, Ries & McDermott, 1978-1986, McDermott & Jones, Bellevue, 1986—1993, Richard F. McDermott, Junior P.S., 1993—2000.
King County Superior Court judge, since 2000. Member Minorities and Justice Commission, since 1993. Adjunct professor law Seattle University School Law, since 1999.
Member Board Court Education, 2003, vice chair, since 2004.
Served to 1st lieutenant United States Army Reserve, 1970. Member Washington State Bar Association (special disciplinary counsel 1993-1999), Seattle King County Bar Association, East King County Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (board directors 1982-1990), Superior Court Judge's Association (spring conference chair 2002, 05). Lodges: Rotary.