University of Oregon (Bachelor of Science, 1950). Harvard Law School (Bachelor of Laws, 1953).
Worked at Johnson, Clifton, Larson & Corson, Professional Corporation (Eugene, Oregon) specializing in Negligence Law, Complex Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Medical Negligence, Aircraft Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1953, Oregon. Company-Editor: Oregon Law of Torts, 1981 and Revised Editions, 1987, 1993.
Insurance Practice in Oregon, Participant III, 1969.
Damages, 1965. Member: Lane County (President, 1971-1972) and American (Member, House of Delegates, 1982-1987) Bar Associations. Oregon State Bar (Member, Board of Governors, 1979-1982.
President, 1981-1982. Chairman, Procedure and Practice Committee, 1970.
Chairman, Uniform Jury Instruction Committee, 1975.
Director, Professional Liability Fund, 1977-1979. 1982-1985); American Judicature Society (Member, Board of Directors, 1983-1985). The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Oregon Governor, 1989).
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1988-1989).
American Board of Trial Advocates (Oregon Chapter President, 1978). Fellow: American Bar Foundation.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Lawyer Representative, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, 1986-1989.
Member, Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission, 1991-1994.
Governor"s Willamette Greenway Commission (Chairman, 1975-1978).
Member Public Officials Compensation Commission, Oregon, since 1984. Chairman of Commission forRobert Kennedy, Oregon, 1968, chair advisory county juvenile court, Eugene, 1966-1969, Human Rights Commission, Eugene, 1969. Governor's Willamette River Greenway Commission, Oregon, 1975-1978, committee Ted Kennedy for President, Oregon, 1980.
Member Land Conservation and Development Commission, Oregon, 1991-1993. Member Pacific Rivers Council, since 1989, president 1995-1997. With United States Air Force, 1954-1956.
Fellow American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation (OSB delegate 1973-1988, editor OSB Torts 1981-1996). Member Oregon Bar Association (president 1981-1982, editor publications), American Bar Association (standing committees), American Judicature Society (national board directors 1977-1983), Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (president 1988-1989, Board of Governors 1989-1996, Distinguished Trial Lawyer 1989-1990, Public Justice award 1991), Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (Best Trial Lawyer of Year nominee 1989), National Audubon Society, American Alpine Club, Sierra Club.
Married Anita Mae Holmes, November 28, 1953. Children: Corrie Johnson Yackulic, Derek, Bern, Andrea.