Law clerk to chief judge Wisconsin Court Appeals, Milwaukee, 1980-1982. Associate Schoone, McManus, Hankel & Ware, South Carolina, Racine, Wisconsin, 1982-1983. Sole practice Milwaukee, 1983-1984.
Member Schmidt & Rupke, South Carolina, since 1984.
Ruling elder W. Granville Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, since 1983. Member American Bar Association, Milwaukee Bar Association (chairman litigation section 1982-1986, speakers bureau 1984-1986, joint bench and bar committee 1985-1986), Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association (Volunteer Lawyers Project award 1986), Association Trial Lawyers American, Wisconsin Academy Trial Lawyers, Board Professional Responsibility (district committee 1987-1989).