Bachelor, University Notre Dame, Indiana, 1963. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1966. Master of Laws, University Missouri, Kansas City, 1972.
Worked at Wyrsch Hobbs Mirakian & Lee, Professional Corporation (Kansas City, Missouri) specializing in Criminal Law, Civil Law, Anti-Trust Litigation. Admitted to the bar, 1966, Missouri and United States. District Court, Western District of Missouri.
1971, United States.
Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit. 1972, United States. Supreme Court. 1974, United States. Court of Appeals, 5th and 10th Circuits.
1978, United States.
Court of Military Appeals. 1979, Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals of the United States. 1982, United States. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
1983, United States.
Tax Court. 1984, United States. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. 1986, United States. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
1990, United States.
Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. Phi Delta Phi. Member of Council of Barristers, 1965-1966. Company-Author: "Specific Requests for Exculpatory Evidence after United States. v.
Bagley," 55 University of Missouri, Kansas City, Law Review 50, 1986.
"Judicial Hostility to Other Crimes Evidence in Criminal Cases," 46 Journal of the Missouri Bar 139 (1990). "Considerations in the Use of Evidence Obtained from Experimental Investigation of Speech and Voice: Constitutional and Other Considerations," Volume 606 of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 119 (1990).
Criminal Intent and Due Process, Volume 25, "The Champion" 10 (1991). Jury Unanimity: A Requirement of Due Process," The Champion, Volume(s) 26 p.18.
"Missouri"s New Wire Tap Law," 48 Journal of the Missouri Bar 21 (1992).
"Federal Constitutional Law Review, Including Federal Criminal Practice" Federal Court Seminar, UMKC/Continuing legal education (Annual, 1992). "Parallel Proceedings," NACDL Mid-Winter MAUI Meeting, 1994. Member, Subcommittee to Draft Manual of Model Criminal Instructions for the District Courts of the Eighth Circuit (1986).
Contributing Editor, Missouri Criminal Law "Voire Dire" and "Post Trial Motions," 1977.
Company-author: "Tactics in Making a Criminal Record in Missouri Criminal Cases," University of Missouri-Kansas City, Continuing Legal Education, 1979. "Legal Problems of Franchisees and Franchisors," University of Missouri-Kansas City, Continuing Legal Education, 1975.
"Annual Survey of Criminal Law," Missouri Bar, 1984. "How to Effectively Protect Your Record in Civil Cases-Offers of Proof and Constitutional Questions," University of Missouri at Kansas City Continuing Legal Education, 1985.
"Missouri Criminal Trial Practice," The Harrison Company, 1994.
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Trial Techniques, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1981. Lecturer, Missouri College Foreign Trial Judges, 1984-1985. Member, Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Pattern Criminal Instructions and Charges, 1983.
Member: Federal Practice Committee, United States.
District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1985-1988. Panel of Arbitrators, United States.
District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1985-1990. Judicial Selection Committee, United States.
Magistrate, Western District of Missouri, 1985.
University of Missouri-Kansas City Advisory Council, Legal Assistants Program, 1985. Teaching Attorney, Kansas City Bar Association Inns of Court, 1985-1988. Special Public Defender, State of Missouri, 1985.
Listed in: "Best Lawyers in America (Criminal Law), all editions.
Member of Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Mid-America Region, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1991-1993. Member, Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association.
Member, Missouri Bar Evidence Task Force to Revise Missouri Evidence Restated (2nd Education 1993). Member, Board of Directors, Kansas City Bar Foundation.
Participant, American Board of Trial Advocates Masters In Trial Program, Kansas City, Missouri, 1993.
Member: Kansas City Metropolitan (Chairman: Criminal Law Committee, 1980-1981. Anti-Trust Committee, 1982) and American Bar Associations. The Missouri Bar (Vice-Chairman, Criminal Law Committee, 1978-1979).
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Secretary, 1982.
Director, 1983). Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates.
Fellow: American Bar Foundation. American College of Trial Lawyers.
Military: Captain, United States. Army, 1966-1969.
Fellow: International Academy Trial Lawyers, Missouri Bar Foundation, American Bar Foundation (life), American College Trial Lawyers (Missouri state chair 2004-2006). Member: Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Super Lawyer award 2005-2010, named one of Top Ten Lawyer), American Bar Association, ACTL Access to Justice Communications (national vice chair 2007-2008, national chair 2008-2010), National Lawyers Association (chairman criminal law committee 2003), College Master Advisers and Barristers (senior counsel), Missouri Association Criminal Defense Attorneys (director 1978, secretary 1982), National Association Criminal Defense Attorneys, American Board Trial Advocates (advisory), Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (chairman anti-trust committee 1981, chairman business tort, anti-trust, franchise committee 1998), Missouri Bar Association (vice chairman criminal law committee 1978-1979), American Arbitration Association (panel arbitrators 1976—2000), Country Club of Blue Springs, Kansas City Club, Phi Delta Phi.
Married B. Darlene Wyrsch, October 18, 1975. Children: Scott, Keith, Mark, Brian, Marcia.