1977, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1991, U.S. Supreme Court; 1993, Missouri and U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Washburn University of Topeka, J.D., with honors, 1977
Law School Graduation Year
Washburn University of Topeka, B.Ed., summa cum laude, 1974
Topeka, Kansas and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar.
Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Board of Editors, Washburn Law Journal, 1975-1977. Author: Survey of the Law of Kansas-Insurance, 15 Washburn Law Journal 373, 1976; Survey of the Law of Kansas-Workmen's Compensation, 15 Washburn Law Journal 409, 1976; Note, Evolving Standards of Personal Liability and Scienter Under Rule 10b-5, 16 Washburn Law Journal 344, 1977. Research and Administrative Attorney, Chief Justice of Kansas Supreme Court, 1977-1979. Legal Counsel to Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, 1979-1980. Member, Kansas Board for Discipline of Attorneys, 1986-1998.