University of Dayton (Bachelor of Arts, 1951). Case Western Reserve University (Bachelor of Laws, 1954). Member, American Academy of Hospital Attorneys.
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers. Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability. Premises Liability.
Associate Frank Marshall, Sidney, Ohio, 1954-1955, Brooks T. Carson & Sons, Dayton, 1955-1956. Law director City of Kettering, Ohio, 1956-1958. Assistant to prosecutor Montgomery County, Dayton, 1958-1961.
Partner Staley & Gilvary, Kettering, 1961-1964, Smith & Schnacke, Dayton, 1964-1989, Thompson, Hine & Flory, Dayton, 1989-1991. Judge Common Pleas Court, Montgomery County, Ohio, since 1991.
Chairman board trustees University Dayton, since 1989. President Legal Aid Society Dayton. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers.
Member American Bar Foundation, Ohio Bar Foundation, Racquet Club, Kiwanis.
Married Julie Pflaum, November 27, 1954. Children: Mary, Claire, Joseph.