University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Arts, 1968. Juris Doctor, 1971). Phi Alpha Delta.
Working as a partner of GOTCHER, Brown & BLAND. Admitted to the bar, 1971, Oklahoma and United States. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma. 1974, United States. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma and United States.
Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit.
1976, United States. Supreme Court. 1982, United States. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma.
Pittsburg County (Secretary, 1976-1977. Vice-President, 1977-1978. President, 1978, Oklahoma (Member, Criminal Law Section) and American Bar Associations.
Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association.
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.