1978, West Virginia; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Sixth Circuits
West Virginia University, J.D., 1978
Law School Graduation Year
Washington and Lee University, B.A., 1975
West Virginia and American Bar Associations; West Virginia State Bar (Past Chairman, Committee on Workers' Compensation).
Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Kappa. Member, 1982-1991, and Minority Leader, 1983-1991, City Council of Charleston, West Virginia.