Westminster College (Bachelor of Arts cum laude, 1958). New York University (Bachelor of Laws, 1961). President, Oklahoma County Bar Association, 1983-1984.
President, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1988.
Associate Morrison, Hecker, Cozad & Morrison, Kansas City, Missouri, 1961-1963. Assistant attorney general State of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, 1963-1966. Partner Duval, Head, McKinney & Bailey, 1966-1967, Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens, Oklahoma City, 1967—2006.
Fellow American College Trial Lawyers (state chairman 1993), International Academy Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (house delegations 1987-1988), American Academy Appellate Lawyers, Oklahoma Bar Association (president 1988), Oklahoma County Bar Association (president 1983-1984, member Oklahoma Judicial nominating commission 1997-2003).
Married Sandra Barnett, April 17, 1981.