Psychiatric nurse Billings Hospital University Chicago, 1976—1978. Law clerk to Kevin F. Forde Chicago, 1978—1979. Judicial clerk to David Linn Appellate Court, 1979—1981.
Law clerk to Arthur L. Alarcon 9th circuit Court Appeals, Los Angeles, 1981—1983. Member firm Abzug & Kelly, Los Angeles, since 1983. Adjunct professor law Southwestern University School Law, since 1983.
Member of American Bar Association (health law committee), American Association For Justice, American Society Law & Medicine, Health Lawyers Association, American Nurses Association, Los Angeles Women Lawyers Association, Los Trial Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association (committee bioethi), American Association Nurse Attorneys (director 1983, chairman amicus committee and public relations), Sigma Theta Tau.