University of Denver (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1976. Juris Doctor, 1980).
Associate Dunn, Crane & Burg, Denver, 1980—1981, Michael S. Burg, Professional Corporation, Denver, 1981—1983, Burg & Aspinwall, Professional Corporation, Denver, 1983—1988. Chief risk officer, chief legal officer, litigation Great West Life & Annuity Insurance Company, Greenwood Village, since 1988. Member Legal Advisory Group AHIP, 2003—2008.
Member class action working group ACLI, 1995—2000. Faculty, life insurance litigation ALIABA. Legal advisory committee Employment Retirement Income Security Act, 1998, 2001, 06.
Advisory work group American Association of Hospital Planners, 2001—2003. Instructor in field; legal advisory group American Health Insurance Plans, 2003—2008, advisory group, 2003—2008.
Member Dunn, Crane & Burg, Denver, 1980-1981, Michael South. Burg, Professional Corporation, Denver, 1981-1983, Burg & Aspinwall, Professional Corporation, Denver, 1983-1988. Member class action working group ACLI. Member health issues task force HealthIns.
Association American. Member Saint Anne"s Episc.Sch.
Auction Underwriting Committee, 1988-1989.
Member Arapahoe County Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Colorado Bar Association, International Association Defense Counsel, International Claims Association (member of law committee 1990-1993, panel.
Married Inez Bussey Merritt, December 5, 1981. Children: Courtney Merritt, Johnathan Westbrook.