Party affiliation: Republican
Law clerk to presiding justice United States District Court Missouri, Kansas City, 1978-1980. Associate Battaglia, Ross, Hastings et al, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1980-1981. From associate to partner DeVito, Colen, Forlizzo & Reese, New Port Richey, 1981-1984.
Sole practice Palm Harbor, since 1984.
Served with United States Navy, 1970-1974. Member American Bar Association, Federal Bar Association (president young lawyers section 1979-1980, Young Lawyer award 1980), Florida Bar Association, Clearwater (Florida) Bar Association, West Pasco Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American, Toastmasters (president Clearwater 1987), Rotary (secretary Oldsmar, Florida club 1987-1988, president elect 1988-1989, president 1989-1990).