Birmingham-Southern College. Youngstown University (Bachelor of Science, cum laude, 1964). The Ohio State University (Juris Doctor, Phi Delta Phi.
Working as a partner of LETSON, GRIFFITH, WOODALL & LAVELLE Colorado., Legal Professional Association Admitted to the bar, 1967, Ohio.
Trumbull County (President, 1985-1986) and Ohio State (Member, Board of Governors, Probate and Trust Law Section, since 1986) Bar Associations.