Associate of Arts, Menlo College, Menlo Park, California, 1966;Bachelor, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1968;Juris Doctor with honors, University of Pacific, 1974.
Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation, Sacramento, 1974-1975;deputy attorney general, State of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1975-1979;1st deputy attorney general, State of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1981-1984;attorney general, State of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1984-1985;partner, Feeley & Lilly, San Jose, California, 1979-1981;partner, Ning, Lilly & Jones, Honolulu, since 1985.
Director Diamond Head Theatre. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1968-1971, Vietnam. Captain United States Naval Reserve.
Member National Association Attorneys General, Hawaii Law Enforcement Officials Association, Navy Reserve Association (president 14th district 1986-1989), Navy League (president pacific region, national director, contributing editor Fore 'N Aft magazine, department judge advisory to board Honolulu county), Outrigger Canoe Club.
Married Kathryn I. Collins, August 10, 1991. Children: Michael Junior, Cary J., Laura B., Claire F., Winston W.