Student, Columbia University, 1966. AB, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1972.
Attorney Federal Trade Commission, Washington, 1972-1974, attorney, advisor Office of Communications Nye, 1974-1976. Attorney Los Angeles Regional Office Federal Trade Commission, 1977-1979, acting regional director, assistant director, 1979-1983. Associate Lawler, Felix & Hall, Los Angeles, 1976-1977.
Screenwriter, president The Eastlake-Despres Company, since 1983. Producer Warner Brothers television, Stephen J. Cannell Productions, Hollywood, California.
Member Writers Guild American, California Bar Association, American Bar Association, Zuma Beach Protective Association.
Married Loraine Depsres, November 24, 1985. 1 stepson, David Mulholland.