NOTRE DAME LAW SCHOOL Notre Dame, Indiana
Juris Doctor May 1980. Research Associate for Professor Kenneth Ripple (appointed to Seventh Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, 1983) Fall 1979 and Spring 1980.
NOTRE DAME MENDOZA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Masters Degree in Business Administration, with honors. May 1980. Member, Beta Gamma Sigma honorary business fraternity. Graduate Assistant to Brother Leo V. Ryan, C.S.V., Dean of the College of Business Administration, Fall 1976 to Spring 1980. Awarded full tuition academic scholarship based upon undergraduate academic achievement and awards.
CARROLL UNIVERSITY Waukesha, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude. May 1976. Pi Sigma Alpha and Phi Eta Sigma honorary fraternities. Major in Political Science, with related interests in Business Administration and Philosophy. Recipient of "Outstanding Junior Award" May 1975.
Co-author, Protection of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in Texas. National Business Institutes, Inc., 1992.
Co-author, Texas Mortgage Foreclosures. Professional Education Systems, Inc., 1985, 1986, 1991.
"Chapter 11 Plans of Reorganization and Disclosure Statements", State Bar of Texas seminar, First Tuesday: Foreclosure. Bankruptcy and Lender Liability for Lawyers and Legal Assistants. September 1987.
"Avoiding the Chapter 11 Hydra: Pre-petition Solicitation and Disclosure under Section 1126(b) of the Bankruptcy Code", State Bar of Texas seminar, Advising Officers. Directors and Partners of Troubled Businesses. February 1987.
"Family Farm Bankruptcies under Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code", Annual Meeting of the Texas association of Bank Counsel, November 1986; reprinted in Texas Bank Lawyer, December 1986.
Co-Editor, "Recent Developments in Bankruptcy Law", Quarterly Bulletin of the State Bar of Texas Section of Corporation, Banking and Business Law. 1986-1994.
ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas, 2005, 2006.
Secretary, FDIC Committee of the American Bankruptcy Institute, 1988 to 1994.
Member, Bankruptcy Committee of the Section of Corporation, Business and Banking Law, State Bar of Texas, 1985 to 2004.
American Arbitration Association, 2004.
Personal Activities and Awards
Volunteer election supervisor, Republican National Committee, 2004 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and 2006 (Oneida Nation Reservation and Green Bay, Wisconsin).
Named as one of KTVT- 11's (Dallas CBS affiliate) Inspiring People, week of April 19, 2004 for work at local high schools, speaking at student assemblies on dangers of alcohol and drug abuse by teens. Featured in on-air story airing on April 22 and 23, 2004.
Speaker at high school "Fatal Choices, Shattered Dreams" assemblies throughout North Texas in 2003-2006, reaching in excess of 12,000 students with story of the death of my son, Jonathan Leslie, in an alcohol-related traffic accident.
Member, Board of Directors. Tarrant Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, 1991 to 1997 and 2002 to 2008. President. 1995-96. Keynote speaker at "Circle of Friends" fund raising luncheons, 2003 and 2004.
Member, Board of Directors. Rainbow Days (Dallas-based charitable organization helping children of chemically impaired parents) March 1998 to March 2001.
Member, Board of Directors, Arlington Warrior Ice Hockey, Inc., 2003-2004. President, 2006.
Member, First United Methodist Church, Arlington, Texas.