General: Born in Sioux City, Iowa, December 18, 1946; admitted to bar, 1974, Arizona, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
Education: Stanford University (B.A. Political Science – International Relations, 1969); University of Arizona (J.D., with distinction, 1973); James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona (L.L.M. – Masters Degree in International Trade and Business Law, 2008).
Publications: Note Editor, 1972-1973 and Member and Writer, 1970-1973, Arizona Law Review; Author: "Subpoena Versus Confidentiality Obligations for Appraisers," The Appraisal Journal, January 1992; "Rights of Secured Creditors of Personalty in Mexico," 16 Arizona Law Review 767 (1975); "Constitutional Due Process in the Civil & Military Justice Systems," 14 Arizona Law Review 344 (1972); "Sanctions for Incomplete Answers to Interrogatories," Arizona Law Review 105 (1970); "Misdemeanor Compromise Statute," 12 Arizona Law Review 162 (1970).
Professional: Order of the Coif; Law Review Graduate Assistanceship, 1972 Lecturer-In-Law Research and Writing, University of Arizona College of Law, 1973-1974. A-V Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Listed in: Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Lawyers (Real Estate Law and Commercial Law) 1992-Present; Best of U.S. Lawyers, 2008; Best Lawyers in America 2001 – Present; Southwest Superlawyers, 2007 - Present; Featured in "Tucson's Best Lawyers" by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. Member, State Bar of Arizona. Fellow, Arizona Bar Foundation Member, American Bar Association, International Law committee; Member, U.S. Mexico Bar Association; Member, State Bar of Arizona; Member, Pima County Bar Association.
Civic: Member: Arizona Board of Regents, 1992-2000; Member: National Board of Advisors, University of Arizona, Eller College of Business and Public Administration, 2002 – Present; Chairman and Member, Arizona Research Park Association, 2004 – Present; Tucson Man-of-the-Year, 1991, by Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; Tucson Father of the Year, 2003; Member/Board of Directors, Southern Arizona Leadership Council 1998-Present; Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Commerce Bank of Arizona, Inc.; Chairman of the Board, Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 1990, Vice Chairman, Cultural and Communications Division, 1988-1989 and Chairman, International Trade Committee 1988-1989; Board Member, Central Pima Regional Council, First Things First – 2008; Co-Founder and President, Munger Chadwick Foundation, Inc.; Board of Advisors, Aidchild; Chairman, Tucson Economic Prosperity Alliance, 1990-1994; Member, Tucson 30 1993-1998; Member, Catalina Foothills Area Panel Pima County Comprehensive Plan, 1991-1992; Chairman, Board of Directors, Goodwill Industries of Tucson, Inc., 1986-1988. Member, Arizona District Export Council, 1987; Member, Board of Directors, Junior Achievement of Southern Arizona, Inc., 1977-1979, 1980-1983, 1985-1986; Board of Directors, Arizona Opera, 1977 – 1979.
Political: Candidate for Governor of Arizona on the Republican Ticket, 2010; State Chairman, Arizona Republican Party, 1983-1985; Member, Republican National Committee, 1983 – 1985; Chairman, Pima County Republican Party, 2001 – 2004; Co-Chairman, McCain for President, Arizona Campaign, 2007 – 2008; Arizona Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2008; Member, National Campaign Committee, George H.W. Bush for President Campaign, 1988; Southern Arizona Honorary Chairman, Hull for Governor, 1998; Southern Arizona Chairman, Symington for Governor, 1994; Southern Arizona Chairman, Kyl for Senate, 1994; Chairman of Arizona Delegation, Republican National Convention, 1985; Southern Arizona Co-Chairman and Member of Steering Committee, Symington for Governor, 1990-1991; Special Counsel, Arizona State Senate Judiciary Committee for Elections Investigations, 1980-1981; Chairman, Kolbe for State Senate Committee, 1976-1980; Chairman, Ed Jewett for Legislature Committee, 1980; President, Stanford Area Young Republicans, Stanford, Ca.; Member, Teenage Republicans, Sioux City, Iowa, 1963-1965 Monthly Political Commentator, "Arizona Illustrated" KUAT-TV; Weekly Political Commentator, "Straight Talk, KVOI Radio, 2005-2006;
Personal: Member, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Tucson Country Club, Mountain Oyster Club; University Club of Phoenix, Catalina Rotary Club; Sgt., 2nd Infantry Division and Headquarters Eighth U.S. Army, Korea, 1970-1971; Army Commendation Medal (for Meritorious Service);
Miscellaneous: married, 5 children, 6 grandchildren; 1st degree black belt Shotokan Karate; Avid Horseman.