The City Attorney has been under contract with the City of Ontario since July 2007. He provides legal representation to the City and the City Council. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 and the University of Oregon School of Law in 1978. He initially worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Malheur County, Oregon, until 1980, when he entered into private practice.
He currently has a general litigation and government law practice, operating out of Vale, Oregon, sharing office space with three other lawyers. He represents several public bodies, including the City of Ontario, the City of Vale, the Vale Oregon Irrigation District and the Big Bend Irrigation District.