I was born in 1946 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and am the husband of Shelley and father of six children with ages ranging from 27 to 42.
I graduated from Wilkes College (now Wilkes University) and Cleveland State University, Cleveland Marshall College of Law in 1973. I became a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in 1973 and have practiced law in this Commonwealth since then. I am also a member of the bar of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States as well as the Middle District of Pennsylvania. I am also a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court. I have maintained a Private Practice of Law since 1973.
In 1998, I was elected General Counsel of the Russian Brotherhood Organization. In March 2010, I was elected to fill the position of 2nd Vice President because of a vacancy caused by death.
In 2014, I resigned from the position as General Counsel in favor of my son, Alex. In 2014, I was elected to the position of Vice President.