U.S. Army lieutenant, Field Artillery, 1965-1967
Law clerk, Hon. Lee F. Swope, Court of Common Pleas of Dauphin County [Pennsylvania], 1969-1970
Private practice, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1970-1978
Assistant district attorney, West Chester, Pennsylvania, 1971-1978
Assistant district attorney, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, 1976-1977
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Chester County [Pennsylvania], 1978-1988
Adjunct professor, Dickinson School of Law, 1981-1982
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