1989, South Dakota; 1991, Minnesota
Northwestern University, J.D., cum laude, 1988
Law School Graduation Year
University of South Dakota, B.A., magna cum laude, 1985
Minnehaha County, Minnesota State and American Bar Associations; State Bar of South Dakota (Chairman, South Dakota Negligence and Tort Law Committee); South Dakota Defense Lawyers Association ; South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association.
Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa. Order of the Coif; Wigmore Scholar; Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence. Member, Jessup International Law Moot Court Team and Board. Note and Comment Editor, Northwestern University Law Review, 1987-1988. Law Clerk to Hon. Donald J. Porter, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, 1988-1989.