University of Tulsa (Bachelor of Arts, 1974). University of Oklahoma (Juris Doctor, 1977). Assistant District Attorney, Washington County, Oklahoma, 1977-1978.
Working as a partner of ESSER & HOLDEN. Admitted to the bar, 1977, Oklahoma. 1983, United States. Supreme Court.
Osage County, Washington County (President, 1987), Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. Civil Litigation, Probate, Real Estate.