Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse University, 1955, Bachelor of Laws, 1958, Juris Doctor, 1968. Commissioner, Village of Woodsburgh, New York, 1980. Assistant counsel 3 joint legislation commission New York State Legislature, 1968-1970.
Counsel to minority Nassau County Board Suprs., 1974-1975.
Principal attorney editor West Group, Westbury, New York, Eagan, Minnesota, 1985. Adjunct Professor Hofstra U. School Law, 1978-1985, Emory University School Law, 1982, Touro College Law, 1983-1985.
Northeast regional faculty member, section leader National Institute Trial Advocacy, 1978-1985, member of national teaching team, 1982. Adjunct faculty New York State Institute Technology, 1974-1975, Nassau Community College, 1978-1980.
Anchor, regularpanelist Joe Franklin television Show, WWOR-television and cable, 1990-1993.
Member Adjunct.faculty screenwriting and writing Hofstra University, 1990-1997, Discovery Center, 1990-1994, New York Institute Technology, Old Westbury, 1987-1989, Metropolitan State University, 1991. Presenter 2d International Conference Law and Psychiatry, Israel, 1986.Columnist South Shore Record, Woodmere, New York, Another Viewpoint, 1985 (awards New York Press Association 1988, 89, 94, Best Column award 1992), Single-Minded, 1991-1992, New York Bowler, 1991-1993 (Bowling Magazine awards 1990-1993, Best Column award 1992), Nostalgia Magazine, 1990-1991, Never Too Late, Writer"s Digest (award winning screenplay 1992), Paradox, (Screenplay awards 1994-1995, Maui Writing Conference Quarter Final, Nicholls Screenwriting fellow), The Sharks (Semi-Finalist Writer"s Network 1996), Lossof Reason (Semi-Finalist Morrow Fellow, 1998). Writer-editor USCAdvantage, 1995 (Immy awards 1996, 97).
Contributor numerous articles to various publications including New York Times, Newsday, Newsday Magazine, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, National Press.
Association Assembly district leader New York State DemocraticCom., 1965-1976.
Assistant counsel 3 joint legislation committees New York State Legislature, 1968-1970. Counsel to minority Nassau County Board Supervisors, 1974-1975. Principal attorney editor Thomson/West, Eagan, Minnesota, 1985—2004.
Faculty cinema division Minneapolis College, since 1999, Hofstra University, 1990-1997, Discovery Center, 1990-1994, New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, 1987-1989. Humanities faculty, Inver Hills Community College, since 2004. Board member Inver Hills Foundation, since 2005.
Assembly district leader New York State Democratic Committee, 1965-1976. Commissioner Village of Woodsburgh, New York, 1980, telecommunications committee City of Eagan, Minnesota, 1999-2005, chairman, 2002, vice-chairman, 2003. Citizens advisory committee Minnesota Twins, 2000-2002.
Vice-chairman Minnesota Association Cable television Administrators, 2002-2003. Presenter, Holocaust and Genocide Seminar, Metropolitan State University, 2006, coordinator Human Right & Social Justice Seminar, 2009. Member Screenwriters Workshop, Indiana Film Public, Association Holocaust Organizations.
Married Roberta F. Brody, September 2, 1956 (divorced 1977). Married Ferne M. Steckler, January 13,1978 (divorced 1985). Children: Neil, Peter, Stephanie, Douglas.