University of Notre Dame (Bachelor of Arts, 1976). University of Tulsa (Juris Doctor, 1978). Chief Counsel, Reading & Bates Petroleum Company, 1982-1988.
Worked at Sneed Language, Professional Corporation (Tulsa, Oklahoma) specializing in International and Domestic Oil and Gas Law, Oklahoma Corporation Commission Practice. Admitted to the bar, 1979, Oklahoma. Chief Counsel, Reading & Bates Petroleum Company, 1982-1988.
Member, Legal Advisory Group, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, 1985-1988.
Author: "Oklahoma"s Production Revenue Standards Acting Post Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Order 636 - Measurement, Delivery and Quantity Issues," 29 Tulsa Law Journal 639, 1994, Member: Tulsa County (Chairman, Mineral Law Section, 1987-1988) and International Bar Associations (Member, Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law).
International Bar Association (Member, Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law). International and Domestic Oil and Gas and Corporate Law.