-Social Security Disability
Admitted: 1982, Indiana; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Law School: Indiana University, J.D.
Member: Bartholomew County, Indiana State (Member, Governing Council, Appellate Practice Section, 2001-current) Federal (Member, Social Security Section) and American Bar Associations; Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (Member, Board of Directors, 1992-2001); National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives; Local Rules Advisory Committee for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Born: Seward, Nebraska, March 4, 1952
College: University of Nebraska; Duke University, A.B., magna cum laude, with distinction in Political Science, 1973.
-Employed by the Social Security Administration as a Claims Representative and Field Representative (1974-1980)
-Commissioner, 1982-1985, and Chairman, 1984-85, Columbus Human Rights Commission
-Award from the Indiana State Bar Association for leadership in improving the availability of legal services (1986)
-Presenter at a number of seminars for other lawyers (for a list, click here)
-Author of several articles in law publications (for a list, click here)
-Leadership Bartholomew County (class member, moderator (1988-1989), presenter, and director (1994-1996))
-Columbus Child Care Center (past director)
-William R. Laws Foundation (past director)
-First Call for Help (past director)
-Bartholomew Area Legal Aid, Inc. (Board of Directors, 1990-1996)
-Moderator of numerous candidate forums in Columbus, Ind.
-Actor in community theatre in Indianapolis and Columbus (1981-1982, 1994-1995)
-Stand-up comedian (1994-present)
-Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana (Board of Directors, 1992-1997)
-Guest "Cat in the Hat" at Parkside Elementary School