Son of Samuel and Ann (Kottick) Doctorate.;m. Shelley Sherman, August 7, 1977. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University,1959, Bachelor of Laws, 1962.
Master of Laws, New York University, 1963.
Bar: New York, 1963, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea circuit), United States Court Appeals (5th circuit), United States District Court (southern district)New York, United States District Court (eastern district) New York Association Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, New York City, 1963-1968. Director law reform unit MFY Legal Services, New York City, 1968-1972, also director Law professor Syracuse Law School, New York, 1972-1975, HofstraLaw School, Hempstead, New York, since 1975.
Company-director North East Regional Program National Institute Trial Advocacy.
Member due process committee American Civil Liberties Union. Member Association Bar City of New York (member special commission on law and education).
Married Shelley Sherman Diamond, August 7, 1977. 1 child Daniel.