University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1972). Oklahoma City University (Juris Doctor, 1975). Beta Gamma Sigma.
Working as a partner of PORTA, BASS AND BASS. Admitted to the bar, 1975, Oklahoma.
Canadian County (Secretary, 1976-1979. Vice President, 1980. President, 1980-1981), Oklahoma (Member, Public Information Commission, 1979-1981) and American Bar Associations.
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association.