Deputy public defender San Joaquin County Office Public Defender, Stockton, California, 1975-1980, assistant public defender, 1980-1990. Associate Harris, Perisho & Woodson, 1990-1997. Chief deputy public defender Napa County (California) Office Public Defender, since 1997.
Member judicial council Advisory Committee on Change of Venue, 1988. Member law enforcement committee Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 1989-1990. Instructor Modelnetics, 1988-1990, University of the Pacific, Stockton, 1990.
Board directors Center for Positive Prevention Alternatives, 1976-1987. Member San Joaquin County Inter-Agency Gang Violence Task Force, 1983-1990. Member American Bar Association (consultant PAR program since 1990, program of assistance and review consultant since 1991, standing committee LRIS 1993-1996), California State Bar Association (chairman standing committee on lawyer referral services 1987, Larry Long award 1990).