- 1983 University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D.
- 1977 Kearney State College, B.A.
- Nebraska state and federal courts
- Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
Honors & Awards:
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Volunteer Lawyers Program
- Nebraska State Bar Association
- Practice & Procedure Committee
- National Institute of Trial Advocacy
- Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Salvation Army Advisory Board of Directors
- National Trial Lawyers