Henderson State University (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1979). University of Arkansas (Juris Doctor, McAlester City Prosecutor, 1985-1986.
Working as a partner of GOTCHER, Brown & BLAND. Admitted to the bar, 1982, Oklahoma. 1984, United States. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma and United States. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
Pittsburg County (Secretary/Treasurer, 1987. Vice President, 1988), Oklahoma and American Bar Associations. Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association.
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.