Admissions: 1975, The Florida Bar; 1976, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and United States District Court, Southern District of Florida; 1981, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida and United States Supreme Court; 1982, United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.
Education: Bentley University (B.S., with highest honors, 1972); University of Miami School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1975; LL.M., 1978). Delta Theta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi, scholastic honor society.
Author: Comment, "Qualified Pension and Profit Sharing Plans: Integration with Social Security." 29, U. Miami L. Rev. 119 (1974); The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles 58 (1976); "Consequences of Instructing Deponents Not To Answer," Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 39, April, 1991; "Employer Liability for Acts of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Respondeat Superior and Beyond," Florida Bar Journal, 41 (1994); "The Perils of (Reporting and) Not Reporting Sexual Harassment," Florida Bar Journal, December, 1997. "Successfully Defending Employees in Non-Compete and Trade Secret Litigation", Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 78, April 2004.
Member: Orange County Bar Association; former Chair, Labor & Employment Law Section (2); The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section; Osceola Bar Association; Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County; founding member, Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association; American Inns of Court, Orlando Chapter # 123; League of Women Voters Osceola County; Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce;
Volunteer: Board Member Transition House Inc. Kissimmee, Florida; Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida, Inc.; Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association; and Friends of the Orlando Philharmonic.
Military Service: United States Army, Artillery 1964-1966; Viet Nam Era Veteran; National Defense Service Medal, Honorable Discharge. Certifications: Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer and Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Certification. Certified Mediator, Florida Supreme Court.
New York Times: Article entitled "Prudential Told to Pay Broker in Fraud Case" describes a noteworthy decision.
Rated AV (highest rating) by Martindale-Hubbell.