- Research associate University Wisconsin Law School, Madison, 1980—1981. Lawyer Appalachian Research & Defense Fund Kentucky, Inc., Pikeville, 1982, Solicitor of Labor, Washington, since 1982.
Commissioner Landlord, Tenant Affairs City of Takoma Park, 1984—1987. Chairman, 1986—1987; sustaining member Democratic National Committee. Member of American Bar Association (vice chairman young lawyers division alternative dispute resolution committee, YLD liaison to standing committee on dispute resolution), District of Columbia Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers American.