I try to be an active member of my community and my profession. Over the years I have participated in many volunteer positions and on many boards. I act as a mentor to other lawyers and have done so for over 35 years. I have helped create many panels and other bar committees that did not exist before my participation. As a young deputy prosecutor, along with my boss, I met with various legislators and proposed law changes that were actually adopted and are now part of the laws of Washington.
I am happily married to Stepanie Hart and together we have three children, eight grandchildren and one great-greatchild. We love to travel both in the United States and abroad having been to more than 50 foreign countries.