Bachelor, Southern Methodist University, 1960. Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University, 1962. Master of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, 2007.
Vice president contracts, general counsel Recon/Optical Inc., Barrington, Illinois, 1985-1990. Vice president, general counsel Textron Aerostructures, Nashville, 1990-1995. Of counsel Neal & Harwell, 1995—2003, Mediation Group Tennessee, 2008.
Arbitrator, mediator American Arbitration Association, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Member Federal Court ADR panel, Better Business Bureau.
Board directors Nashville Shakespeare Festival, 1996, Nashville Conflict Redact Center, since 2006. Fellow National Contract Management Association (honorary life, cert professional contract manager, national president 1983-1984, Charles J. Delaney Memorial writing award 1984). Member American Corporation Counsel Association (president Tennessee chapter 1992-1993), Nashville Bar Association (chairperson ethics and professionalism committee 1994, ADR committee 1998, President's award 1994, 2001), College of the State Bar Texas, Tennessee Bar Association (editor newsletter), Tennessee Association Profile Mediators.
Married Judith Ann Foster J. 1 child, Kenneth Davis J.