Admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia (1955) and Maryland (1965). Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Court of Appeals of Maryland, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Graduate of the Washington College of Law of the American University, JD, with high distinction, 1955, and of American University, BA, History, 1952. Served in the U.S. Navy. Honorably discharged - 1961.

Engaged in private practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, primarily as a solo practitioner, for 25 years. Active in local bar and professional associations, as well as civil and community organizations.

Appointed Bar Counsel (chief disciplinary counsel) to the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland by the Court of Appeals of Maryland in January, 1981, and served until June 30, 2010. Supervised a staff of 8 attorneys, 6 investigators, 2 paralegals, an office manager, and 10 administrative personnel. The mission of the AGC is to prosecute lawyers who violate the Rules of Professional Conduct. To protect the public the Commission promotes the highest standards of attorney conduct, insures competency of practitioners, and educates the public about the legal profession.