Party affiliation: Democrat
Law clerk United States District Court Rhode Island, Providence, 1972-1973. Associate Wilkinson, Cragun & Barker, Washington, 1973-1979, partner, 1979-1982, Baenen, Timme, De Reitzes & Middleton, Washington, 1982-1983. Counsel Spriggs & Hollingsworth, 1983-1998.
Legal counsel to speaker Rhode Island House of Representatives, Providence, 1987-1993. Legal counsel to majority leader Rhode Island Senate, Providence, 1993-2003, 04-08, legal counsel to senate president, 2003-2004, 08-. Arbitrator Rhode Island Superior Court, since 1989.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Trustee Festival Ballet Providence, since 1988, president, 1994—1996. Member of American Bar Association, American Arbitration Association (national panel of arbitrators 1985-1996), District of Columbia Bar, Rhode Island Bar Association (house delegations 1992-1994), University Club Providence, University Club Washington.