- Law clerk to presiding justice United States District Court (southern district) Iowa, Des Moines, 1979-1980. Partner Whitfield & Eddy, since 1980.
Hearing officer Des Moines Human Rights Commission, 1988. Fellow Iowa Academy Trial Lawyers. Member American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Iowa Defense Counsel (president 1997-1998,secretary 1995-1996, board directors since 1990), Iowa Bar Association (board governors since 1998, former chairman young lawyers section, liaison with other professions committee, corporation law committee, former chairman trade regulation council, employment section council), Iowa Organization Women Attorneys (president 1984-1985, executive board 1985-1987), Polk County Women Attorneys (secretary 1983-1984, chairman professional action committee 1982-1983, 5th judicial district judicial nominating committee 1992-1997), Polk County Legal Aid Society (board directors 1992-1997), Order of Coif, Phi Kappa Phi.