Graduate in Law & Administration, Warsaw University. Doctor of Philosophy in Labor Law, University Gdansk, Poland, 1980. Habilitation in labour and employment law, University Gdansk, Poland, 1990.
Scholar, labor law department University Gdansk, 1971—1997. Senator Government Poland, 1989—1991, member parliament, 1991—1993, from 2001, head national security office at the President's Chancellery, 1991, president, Supreme Chamber of Control, 1992—1995, minister justice, attorney general, 2000—2001, president, 2005—2010. Professor Cardinal S. Wyszynski University, Warsaw, from 1998.
Mayor City of Warsaw, 2002—2005. Associate Worker Defense Committee, 1977—1978, Free Trade Unions of the Sea Coast, 1978—1980. Member Solidarity Indiana Trade Union, Gdansk, from 1980, advisor, inter-plant strike committee, 1980, intern to Lech Walesa and civic committee associate, 1981—1991, group head to head regional center social and professional work, 1980—1981, provisional coordinator committee, 1983—1984, delegate, First National Congress, 1986, secretary, national executive committee, 1988—1990, first deputy chairman, 1990—1991.
Co-founder, chair national committee, deputy Law and Justice Party, 2001—2003, chair political board, from 2003.
Married Maria Kaczynski (deceased). 1 child Marta.