Bachelor, Yale College, 1980. Master of Arts, Yale College, 1984. Juris Doctor, George Mason University, 1992.
Editorial writer The Washington Times, Washington, 1984-1986. Speech writer United States Department of Justice, 1986-1989. Director legal policy Family Research Council, 1989-1995.
Deputy counsel Subcommittee on International Operations and Human Rights, 1995-1996. Senior writer Insight Magazine, 1996-1998. Associate professor Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, since 1998.
Co-president Yale Students for Reagan, New Haven, 1979-1980. Member Lawyers for Farris, Arlington, Virginia, 1993, Republican Committee, Prince William County, Virginia, 1991-1992. Member Virginia Association of Scholars (board directors since 1999), Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, Medieval Academy of America, Federalists Society (chapter president 1991-1992), Knights of Columbus.
Married Kathleen Mary Wagner, May 28, 1983. Children: Thomas, Joseph, Michael, Gregory, Cordelia.