Jerry was the top student in his class in 1982 and received the American Institute of Chemists Award. After graduation he worked at Monsanto spending five years in environmental research in the agricultural company. He then went to Law School at Saint Louis University, graduating in 1990. He is now an attorney practicing in "Environmental Toxic Tort Law and Product Liability". He is a partner in the Saint Louis law firm, Husch, Ampersand, Eppenberger. He has been with the firm since September 1990.