Bachelor, Stanford University, 1973. Juris Doctor, Stanford University, 1976.
Bar: California 1977, United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia circuit) 1979, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980. Trial attorney criminal division narcoticsand dangerous drug section unites states department Justice, Washington, 1977-1980, land and natural resources division wildlife section, 1980-1981. President Orlean Company, Shaker Heights, Ohio, 1981.
Married Lisa K. Ross Orlean, September 22, 1984.