Admitted to bar 1980, Texas; 1981, Florida, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas and Middle District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits, United States Supreme Court; Florida Blue Key, Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Delta. Member, Order of the Lytae. Technical Editor and Associate Editor-in-Chief, South Texas Law Journal. Law Clerk to Judge Carl O. Bue, Jr., U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1980-1982. Member, The Florida Bar (Member, Board of Governors, 1999-2003); Member, Board of Directors of the Florida Bar Foundation, 2002--; Member, Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division, Sixth Circuit, 1988-1992; Member, Public Relations Committee, 1989-1990; Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 1991-1992; Standing Committee on Unlicensed Practice of Law, Member, 1990, Vice Chairperson, 1994-1995, Chairperson, 1995-1997, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 6A Circuit, Member, 1985, Chairperson, 1986-1995; Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 6B Circuit, Chairperson, 1995, Standing Committee on Professionalism, 1991-1993; Member, Standing Committee on Simplified Forms, 1997; Vice Chairperson, 1998-1999 ; Member, Special Committee on the Enhancement of the Practice of Law, 1997 -- ; Standing Committee on Professional Ethics, 1998-1999); The Florida Bar Foundation (Member, 1985-1989); Member, The Florida Board of Bar Examiners (1997-2002); Member, Board of Trustees, St. Petersburg Law Library, 1997-1998; Member, St. Petersburg Bar Association (Member, Executive Committee, 1996-1998); Member, Federal Bar Association; Member, Multidisciplinary Practice Committee,(1999 --); Chairman, Multijurisdictional Practice of Law Commission, 2002.