University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Business Administration, 1956. Bachelor of Laws, 1958). Phi Alpha Delta. City Prosecutor, 1964-1969.
Working as a partner of SANDLIN & HILFIGER. Admitted to the bar, 1958, Oklahoma.
Muskogee County (President, 1977-1978), Oklahoma (President, 1991, and Chairman, 1981, Section of Labor Law. Member, Board of Governors, since 1985) and American Bar Associations. Fellow, American Bar Foundation.