1981, North Dakota; 1982, South Dakota
University of North Dakota, J.D., with distinction, 1981
Law School Graduation Year
Maryknoll College; Northern State College, B.A., 1974
Minnehaha County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of South Dakota; South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1993-1994); American Board of Trial Advocates.
Order of the Coif; Delta Theta Phi. Member, The Order of Barristers. Recipient, Christine Yeager Award. Staff Member, North Dakota Law Review, 1980-1981. Law Clerk to the Honorable Myron H. Bright, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1981-1982.