LL.M. 1988 - Wisconsin Law School, Hastie Fellowship 1985-86;
J.D. 1985 - Harvard Law School;
B.S. 1982 - University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, 1980 Semester Abroad - Taiwan;
1977 - Wauwatosa East (WI.) High School.
Currently, sole practitioner representing Indian Tribes. Attorney General Sac and Fox Nation, Attorney General Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. Supreme Court Judge for: Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma; Kansas Kickapoo. Court of Appeals Judge for Mashantucket Pequot Nation. District Judge Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. Former District Court Judge Citizen Potawatomi Nation (& former tribal prosecutor). Served as Judge for the Prairie Band Potawatomi. Former Chair of Indian Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association. Authored "Acting Responsibly: Linguists in American Indian Communities" (with M. Linn) Practicing Anthropology, Vol. 20, No. 2, Spring 1999.
Current: Private Practice, Sapulpa Oklahoma.
1990 - 1998: Rice & Bigler. Firm argued & won 1993 U.S. Supreme Court case of
Oklahoma Tax Commission v. Sac and Fox Nation.
1989 - 90: Muscogee (Creek) Nation;
1987 - 89: Oklahoma Indian Legal Services;
1986 - 87: Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Bar Association; U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western & Eastern Districts of Oklahoma; numerous Tribal Courts.
Euchee, enrolled with Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Member of Polecat Euchee Stomp ground. Founder & Past Chair Oklahoma Native Language Association. Former co-chair of the annual Oklahoma Native Language Use Conference.
Languages; Euchee, studied Mandarin Chinese. Award winning photography at Santa Fe Indian Art Market and Lawrence Indian Art Show.