I was born Benton, Illinois a small coal mining town in southern Illinois. We moved to the Springfield area in 1960-61, when I was about 5.
I attended a small high school outside of Springfield. I obtained my undergraduate degree from Knox College, a small liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois. (The Knox campus houses the only building that still stands at the site of a Lincoln-Douglas debate). I graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1981. I have been in private practice in Springfield since that time.
I enjoy spending time with my son Alex, who was born in 1997. We are both interested in cars (he has very expensive taste) and just about anything else mechanical (my brother and father are both engineers and I think he gets it from them). I am a fairly avid bicyclist, riding about 5,000 miles a year.
Licensed since 1981
Cash, Check, Credit Card
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1981||05/14/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Phi Betta Kappa||Knox College||1978|
|Attorney||Gramlich and Morse||1981 - 1999|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Sangamon County Bar Association||Member||1981 - 2006|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Illinois State Bar Journal||DUI Will Travel: Drunk Driving Across State Lines||2011|
|Unknown||Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases: Driver’s License Hearings with the Illinois Secretary of State||2006|
|Illinois Bar Journal||Court Supervision in Traffic Cases: New Strategies for Amended Laws||2006|
|University of Illinois College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|Knox College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1978|
|DUI: Beyond the Courtroom||Illinois Secretary of State Rules and Hearings||2013|
|DUI Defense Strategies||Illinois Secretary of State Issues||2012|
|Administrative Law in Illinois||Illinois Secretary of State Administrative Hearings||2012|
|Traffic Law Update||Secretary of State Driver's License Hearings||2007|
|Lorman Educational Services||Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases: Driver’s License Hearings with the Illinois Secretary of State||2006|