University of Kansas (Bachelor of Science, 1963). University of Denver (Master of Business Administration, 1972. Juris Doctor, 1971; Master of Laws in Taxation, 1977).
Worked at Harris, Barrett, Mann & Dew (Saint St. Petersburg, Florida) specializing in General Civil Practice and Litigation in all State and Federal Trial and Appellate Courts. Negligence, Insurance, Securities, Tax Exempt Bonds Syndications, Banking, Real Estate, Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Corporations, Taxation, Bankruptcy, Eminent Domain, Administrative, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability Law. Admitted to the bar, 1972, Colorado.
Chartered Life Underwriter, American College, 1977.
Chartered Financial Consultant, American College, 1982. Member: Saint St. Petersburg Bar Association.
The Florida Bar. (Board Certified Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education).
Harris, Barrett, Mann & Dew is the oldest and one of the most highly respected law firms in Saint St. Petersburg. Founded by Bayard Cook and William Dishman, the partners opened their first office in 1915.
In 1979, the firm merged with the firm of Harris, Harris & Andrews, founded by the late Editor West. Harris. This merger provided further development and expertise in the areas of Real Estate, Commercial Litigation, Wills and Commercial Law.
Member: Saint St. Petersburg Bar Association. The Florida Bar. (Board Certified Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education).