Ohio State University (Bachelor of Arts, 1975). University of Oklahoma (Juris Doctor, with highest honors, 1985). Order of the Coif. Editor, Oklahoma Law Review, 1983-1985.
Chief Article and Book Review Editor, 1984-1985.
Working as a partner of SPRADLING, ALPERN, FRIOT & GUM. Admitted to the bar, 1985, Oklahoma and United States. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma. 1986, United States. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
1987, United States.
District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma. 1989, United States. Supreme Court.
Oklahoma County, Oklahoma (Member, Labor Law Section) and American (Member, Sections on: Litigation. Labor Law) Bar Associations. Civil Litigation, Environmental and Employment Law.