Born in 1945 in Warsaw. In 1970, graduated in law from Warsaw University. Articled as a judge and as a barrister. In legal practice since 1973. Is mainly a criminal defence lawyer, but has also specialised in family law and in protection of personal goods and chattels. During Martial Law, acted as defence counsel at numerous political trials. Was Assistant Prosecutor in the case of the abduction and murder of Father Jerzy Popieluszko. For many years was a member of the Barristers' Council and Expert for the Mazowsze Region Branch of the Solidarity Trade Union. Lectured for articling law students and was member of the egzamination committee. Co-author of screenplays for 17 films directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. His screenplays were translated into 10 languages and published as books. Member of the American Academy of Motion Pictures. Regular contributor to several weekly and monthly magazines. Member of Senate (Higher Chamber of Polish Parliament) of 2nd (1991-93), 4th (1997-2001) and 5th (since 2001) term.