Party affiliation: Republican
Law clerk California Court Appeals, Los Angeles, 1981. Associate Graham & James, Long Beach, California, 1982-1988. Partner Woolley & Russell, 1988—2002.
General counsel Port of Los Angeles, since 2002. Speaker, panelist National Marine Bankers Association, Chicago, since 1987, Conference on Consumer Finance Law, since 1995. Board directors International Business Association Southern California, 1989-1996, president, 1994-1995.
Co-general counsel Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, since 2005.
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Board directors World Trade Center Association, Los Angeles-Long Beach, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Honorary member American Vessel Documentation Association, 1995. Member American Bar Association (Bronze Key award 1982, maritime finance subcommittee, chairman 1994-2002, vice chairman since 2002), Maritime Law Association United States (proctor since 1988, chairman recreational boating committee 2002-2006), Maritime Arbitration Association United States (president since 1999), California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, California Yacht Brokers Association (Merle Parke award 1996, 2002).