Juris Doctor — University of Connecticut School of Law, West Hartford, Connecticut, May 1982.
Bachelor of Arts - Political Science — The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., January 1970.
Member of the bar of the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit.
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Superior Court Trial Lawyers' Association.
Society of Professional Journalists — Chairman, Bylaws Committee; Member, National FOI Committee, representing Mid-Atlantic Region; Board Member, D.C. Professional Chapter; Chairman, D.C. Professional Chapter Freedom of Information Committee.