Harvard University (Bachelor of Arts, 1973). University of Chicago (Master of Business Administration, 1975). University of South Carolina (Juris Doctor, 1977).
Worked at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Limited liability partnership (Charleston, South Carolina) specializing in Business Litigation, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Banking Law. Admitted to the bar, 1978, South Carolina. Phi Delta Phi. Certified Commercial Investment Member.
Member: Charleston County Bar Association.
Society of International Business Fellows.
Member American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association Clubs: Carolina Yacht (Charleston).
Married Susan Willingham Simons, June 27, 1987.