• Law School – University of Florida, Juris Doctor (’74) – (4-years) – Thesis – “China’s View of International Law”, also studied international law at Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England; The Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; and, Escuela Libra de Deracho, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Undergraduate – University of Miami, B. B. A., (4-years) – major – economics, minor – finance (‘70).
  • High School – Culver Military Academy, Culver, Indiana (‘65).

Legal practice:

  • Law Clerk for Selig I. Goldin, Esq. in Gainesville, Florida.  (’72 – ’74).  The Florida Bar established an award in Mr. Goldin’s name given annually to the best criminal lawyer in Florida.
  • Civil litigator mentored by Marion Sibley, Esq., in Miami Beach, Florida.  (’74 – ’85).  The South Florida Daily Business Review honored Mr. Sibley as the top civil and appellate litigator ever in South Florida.
  • Solo civil litigator in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (‘85 – ‘96).
  • Solo Barrister practicing primarily in the Court of Appeal, Wellington, New Zealand. (’96 – ’99).
  • Solo civil litigator in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (’99 – Present).


  • Florida Supreme Court (’74)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (’75)
  • United States Court of Appeal, Fifth Circuit (’76)
  • United States Court of Appeal, Eleventh Circuit (’82)
  • United States Supreme Court (’82)
  • High Court of New Zealand (’96)