Degree in Law from the University of Salamanca. Member of the Seville Bar Association.
Court Clerk: he was admitted by competitive examination in 1959, serving at the First Instance Courts and Examining Magistrates’ Courts of Aliaga (Teruel) and Alcañices (Zamora).
Public Prosecutor: he was admitted by competitive examination in 1960, being assigned to Seville on 28 March 1962.
He is a founding member of the Association of Public Prosecutors.
He has been a member of the Council of Public Prosecutors (1982-1985).
He holds the San Raimundo de Peñafort Medal of Honour (7 January 1988).
He holds the Order of Police Merit Award (29 June 2002).
He is permanent member of the Real Academia de Ciencias, Bellas artes y Buenas Letras Luis Vélez de Guevara, giving his admittance speech on 19 November 1986 on the subject of “Justice and Society in Spain: Trial by Jury from 1988 to 1996”.
He is a permanent member of the Real Academia Sevillana de Legislación y Jurisprudencia, giving his admittance speech on 21 November 1999 on the subject of “The Rule of Law and Criminal Justice: the fundamental right to a fair trial”.
He is a professor of the Escuela de Práctica Forense of the Seville Bar Association of Seville, on postgraduate courses of the Pablo de Olavide University of Seville and on training courses of the Instituto Universitario Duque de Ahumada de Estudios de Seguridad of the Carlos III University.