J.D. (Doctor of Laws), University of Connecticut School of Law, 1991
B.A. English, Magna Cum Laude, Western Connecticut State University 1983
Chairman (and founder), Firearms Law Committee, Connecticut Bar Association, 1995 to 1999 (until the bar association decided that Firearms Law was a politically incorrect topic and banned the committee)
Member, Connecticut State Police Firearms Advisory Council, 2000 to 2004
Admitted to practice in all state, federal, and probate courts in Connecticut
Life member and certified firearms-safety instructor, National Rifle Association of America
Holder of concealed-carry permits issued by Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Maine, and Florida
Connecticut hunting license since 1989
Bandmaster (conductor and officer in charge of band), 1st Company, Governor's Foot Guard, 2019-present. The 1GFG is the oldest
continuously active military unit in the United States—founded in 1771. We provided a formal escort for the meeting of General
George Washington and le comte de Rochambeau in Hartford in 1780.
Band member (alto and tenor saxophone), First Company, Governor's Foot Guard, 2008-2018
Band conductor, Second Company, Governor's Foot Guard, 2003-2007 (member 2002-2007)
Since 2013 I have been an on-stage performer with Connecticut's oldest Gilbert & Sullivan theater company and oldest active
community theater company. Favorite G&S role: Lord Chancellor (Iolanthe), with Archibald Grosvenor (Patience) a close second.
I have also served as treasurer and president of the company.