Harvard College, AB 1962 with honors in government studies; West
Virginia University, political science graduate program, 1963;
University of Virginia School of Law, LL.B. 1966.
National Merit Scholar; Westinghouse Science Talent Search finalist;
state champion orator; high school valedictorian; Dean’s List in college;
4.0 GPA in graduate school; 99 percentile LSAT; Jefferson Prize
(national award for legal writing) in law school; first place in Covington
& Burling antitrust practice seminar/moot court.
1966 to 1971 – Trial and appellate work as public defender, associate in
plaintiffs' antitrust firm, and chief counsel of OEO-funded legal service
office; private practice with emphasis on copyright and administrative
1971 to 1981 – Corporate counsel for E & J Gallo Winery and for
Olympia Brewing Company, with responsibility for trademark,
copyright, patent, and trade secret protection programs, for antitrust
counseling, and for legal compliance in packaging and distributor
relations; created and managed systems for intellectual property
protection and distribution law compliance.
1981 to present – Attorney in private practice, concentrating in licensed
beverage industry matters, with emphasis on trade regulation, licensure,
and intellectual property; member, Washington State Bar Association
Antitrust Task Force; author, Task Force report on state unfair
competition, Butterfield practice aid on Washington franchise law, and
articles on intellectual property and distribution law for CLE manuals
and business publications; chair, Washington State Bar Association
continuing education program on distribution law; on sabbatical 1986–1987 directed computer system design and programming project for
judicial administration and case management in lesser developed
countries; founded and managed beverage law practice at Graham &
Dunn, 2001–2006; lecturer on beverage law at Seattle University Law School, 2008. Representative clients: E&J Gallo Winery,
Amazon.com, Restaurants Unlimited.