University of Tulsa (Bachelor of Science, 1972. Juris Doctor, 1974). Member, The Order of the Barristers. Member, Moot Court Team.
Working as a partner of CHAPEL, RIGGS, ABNEY, NEAL & TURPEN. Admitted to the bar, 1975, Oklahoma. 1976, United States. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma. 1983, United States. Supreme Court and United States.
Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit.
1987, United States. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma.
The Law of Warrantless Search & Seizure," Oklahoma Bar Journal, 1980. Instructor of Law: Oral Roberts University College of Law, 1980-1981. National College of District Attorneys, 1982-1986.
Police Legal Advisor, Muskogee, 1974 District Attorney, Muskogee County, 1977-1982. President, Oklahoma District Attorneys Association, 1980-1981. Oklahoma Attorney General, 1982-1986.
Oklahoma County, Tulsa County, Muskogee County and Oklahoma Bar Associations.