Linfield College (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1973). University of Washington (Juris Doctor, 1976). Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, King County, 1977-1979.
Assistant United States. Attorney, Western District of Washington, 1979-1981. Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy, University of Washington School of Law, Founder, Washington Hispanic Bar Association, 1990.
Deputy prosecuting attorney United States Attorney' General’ s Office, Seattle, 1977-1979. Assistant United States attorney State of Washington, 1979-1981. Partner Gaitán & Cusak and predecessors, since 1981.
Professor Trial Advocacy, since 1983. Team ldr. National Institute Trial Advocacy, 1984-1988.
Trustee Linfield College. Member American Bar Association (litigation section), Seattle King County Bar Association (trustee 1983-1987), Washington Bar Association (trustee 1983-1985), Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, LaRaza Lawyers Association (co-founder), Young Lawyers Association (treasurer 1984-1985), Washington Association Trial Attorneys, Washington Athletic Club, Columbia Tower.