Law clerk to presiding justice Illinois Appellate Court (5th district), Granite City, 1979-1980. Associate Coburn, Croft & Putzell, St. Louis, Missouri and Belleville, Illinois, 1980-1986, partner, 1986-1991. Partner, chairman tort and insurance group, co-chairman litigation department Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, L.C., St. Louis, 1991-1998, managing partner Belleville, Illinois, 1997-1998.
Partner, chairman product liability group Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, St. Louis, 1998—2000. Partner Kohn, Shands, Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, LLP, 2001—2002, Leritz, Plunkert & Bruning, Professional Corporation, St. Louis, 2002—2003. President, managing partner Reeg & Nowogrocki LLC, since 2004.
Instructor legal research and writing St. Louis University, 1979-1980.
- Bar: United States District Court (eastern district) Missouri 1979, United States District Court Arizona 1994, United States District Court (central district) Illinois 1997, United States District Court (western district) Missouri 2000, United States District Court Colorado 2003, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1984, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1986, United States Court Appeals (2nd circuit) 1994, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1994.
Member Police, Fire Communications, City of Town and Country, Missouri, 1987-1989. Member of American Bar Association, Forum Environmental and Toxic Tort Issues, Missouri Organization Defense Lawyers, Defense Research Institute, Federation Defense and Corporation Counsel (chairman toxic tort and environmental law section 2001-2003), International Association Defense Counsel, Bar Association Metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Alpha Delta.