Yale University (Bachelor of Arts, 1973). Ohio Northern University (Juris Doctor, 1980).
Worked at Benjamin F. Yale & Associates Company Legal Professional Association (Waynesfield, Ohio) specializing in Administrative Law, Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation, Corporate, Dairy Law, Probate and Estate Planning. Admitted to the bar, 1980, Ohio and United States. District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
1986, United States.
Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. 1987, United States. Tax Court and United States. Supreme Court; 1989, United States.
District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
1991, United States. District Court, Western District of Michigan, United States. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit and United States.
District Court, Western District of Texas. 1994, United States. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.
Member: Auglaize, Ohio State (Member: Chairman and Board of Governors, Litigation Section) and American Bar Associations.
American Bankruptcy Institute.
Waynesfield Board of Trustees, Public Affairs, 1975-1979. Auglaize County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilies, 1982-1985. Member: Auglaize, Ohio State (Member, Agricultural Law Committee, since 1983) and American (Member: General Practice.
Agricultural Law Committee) Bar Associations.