My Experience

I have been practicing law in Missouri since 1972 and was admitted to practice in Arizona during 2010.  My work has consisted of appellate representation and other research- and writing-based projects since 1985.

I have acted as counsel or co-counsel in more than 250 appeals since 1972. I regularly assist trial attorneys with briefing and theory development projects. I work on both civil and criminal cases in both federal and state courts. I have handled appeals in the Second, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits and written briefs and petitions in the United States Supreme Court. I am a member of the Eighth Circuit's civil jury instructions committee.

I graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1971 and served as law clerk to the Honorable M. C. Matthes, then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, during 1971 and 1972. I have spoken on topics related to appellate practice, legal writing, and legal strategy and problem-solving at seminars sponsored by national, state, and local bar associations and other organizations. I am listed by bestlawyers.com and superlawyers.com for appellate practice.