Bachelor, University Hartford, 1985. Juris Doctor, Franklin Pierce Law Center, 1989.
Partner Murphy & Fay, LLP, Providence. Member District 39 Rhode Island House of Representatives, 1992—2002, member District 26, 2002—2010, speaker of house, 2003—2010.
Member West Warwick Democratic Town Committee. Member of Knights of Columbus, Rhode Island Bar Association, West Warwick Lions Club.
Married Stacey Lynn; children: Ryan, Kyle.