He graduated from the University of Miami in 1968 magna cum laude with a Bachelor. He then graduated with an Master of Arts from Columbia University and an Master of Business Administration in 1974. In 1975, he graduated first in his class from Stanford Law School.
Worked at Lehtinen, O"Donnell, Vargas & Reiner, Professional Association (Miami, Florida) specializing in Commercial Litigation, Environmental Litigation, Administrative Law. Admitted to the bar, 1975, California, United States. District Court, Central District of California and United States.
Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
1978, Florida; 1979, United States. District Court, Southern District of Florida.
Order of the Coif. Pi Sigma Alpha. Omicron Delta Kappa.
Phi Kappa Phi. Member, Iron Arrow. Author: "Modernization, Political Development and Stability," Journal of International Studies, IX, 1974.
Associate Professor of Law, Saint Thomas University School of Law, Miami, 1984-1985. Adjunct Professor, Economics and American Government, Florida International University, University of Miami and Miami-Dade Community College.
Florida Constitutional Law, University of Miami School of Law 1980-1989.
Federal Prosecutor, Special Attorney, Organized Crime Strike Force, Miami and Assistant United States. Attorney, Los Angeles, 1975-1978. Member: Florida House of Representatives, 1980-1986.
Florida Senate, 1987-1988.
United States. Attorney, Southern District of Florida, 1988-1992. Chief Legal Officer, United States.
Army Reserve (Green Beret Commands/Guerilla Warfare Unit, 1981-1989. Personnel Advisory Board, Dade County, Florida, 1978-1980.
Florida Instructional Materials Council, 1979.
Member: Dade County Bar Association (Member, Legislation Committee, 1979). State Bar of California. The Florida Bar.; Military: 1st.
Lieutenant, United States.
Army, 1969-1972; 1st. Lieutenant, Special Forces.
Republican Party, Democratic Party.
He was the Commander of the Corps of Cadets a member of the Iron Arrow Honor Society society and president of the Florida Federation of College Young Republicans.