Born Amsterdam, Netherlands, admitted to bar, 1970, Louisiana and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 1971, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1984, Florida; 1985, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Education: Tulane University (B.A., 1968; J.D., 1970).
Member: New Orleans, Hillsborough County, Louisiana State and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Admiralty Section); Maritime Law Association of the United States; The Florida Justice Association; American Association for Justice Education; Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute.
Languages: Dutch and German.
Practice Areas: Admiralty Law; Maritime Law; Trial Practice-Personal Injury Law; Wrongful Death Law. *Also licensed to practice in Louisiana.