Bachelor in Economics, University Virginia, 1979. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1982.
Assistant attorney Richmond (Virginia) Commonwealth's Attorney' General’ s Office, 1984-1987. Partner Morrissey & Hershner, Richmond, Virginia, 1987. Commonwealth's attorney City of Richmond, 1990—1993.
Private law practice, 1993—2000. Teacher law school, Ireland, 2001—2006, 2001—2006. Member District 74 Virginia House of Delegates, since 2008.
Co-chairman Superintendent's Committee on Drug Awareness, Richmond, since 1987. Member Association Trial Lawyers American, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.