Bachelor, Florida State University, 1979; Juris Doctor, Florida State University, 1982.
House representative, Florida. National director, college affairs Young Democratic America, 1979—1981. Associate editor, administrative law reports Florida, 1980—1981.
Editor, jury verdict reporter, 1981—1984. Law clerk, department insurance, 1981—1982. Attorney Boward county, since 1982.
Parliamentarian Florida State Democratic Party, since 1982. President South Brown Young Democratic, 1984—1985. Chairman, city code review commission Hallandale, Florida, since 1985.
Member Florida Democratic Committee, Committee on Clubs, Organization & Caucuses Committee, Rules & Judicial Committee, since 1985, Florida Motor Vehicle Insurance Task Force, 1990, Florida Condominium Study Commission, 1990. Member, ad hoc code review committee, 1987—1988. State representative District 101 Florida, 1988—1998.
Deputy majority leader, 1992—1994. Member, executive committee National Conference Insurance Legislators, since 1995. Chairman, workers compensation committee, since 1995.
National chairman National Council Legislators Gaming States, since 1997. State senator District 29 Florida, 1999—2002. State senator District 31, since 2003.
Board of directors American Jewish Congress, since 1996. Member Friends of Hollywood (Florida) Art and Cultural Center, since 1991, South Broward chapter American Cancer Society, 1991-1994, Hallandale Democratic Club, since 1988, National Young Leadership Cabinet United Jewish Appeal, 1988-1992.; co-chair attorneys' division South Broward Jewish Federation, 1990-1992.
Lodge president B'nai B'rith, 1986-1988. President Greater Hollywood Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1984-1986. State board directors Hillel Founds. of Florida.
Volunteer guardian ad litem. Team captain United Way. Chairman Broward County Legislation Delaware, 1993-1994;national chair National Council Legislators from Gaming States, 1995-1997, national president, since 1997.
Member Executive Committee National Conference Insurance Legislators, since 1995. Chairman Workers Compensation Committee, since 1995. Member State Condominium Study Commission, 1990, Motor Vehicle Insurance Task Force, 1990.
Member state rulescom. Florida Democratic Party, 1984-1988, state president, 1980-1981. State president Florida Young Democrats, 1980-1981.
Member interim rules committee Democratic National Committee. Member KP, Hallandale Chamber of Commerce (ex-officio), Academy Florida Trial Lawyers (Family Safety and Consumer's Rights award 1997), Alpha Epsilon Pi.
Married Laurel Leffler, 1991. 1 child Marc Isaac.