Born on July 29, 1942 in Plovdiv. Married, has two children.

Graduated in Law from Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". Regional public prosecutor in Peshtera 1968. Judge in Sofia Regional Court 1973-81. Judge in Sofia City Court 1981-90.

Not affiliated with any party. Member of the Central Election Commission 1990. Chairman of the Central Election Commission 1991. Chair of a section in the Supreme Court 1990-92. Deputy chair of the Supreme Court and chair of the Civil College Feb.-Sept. 1992. Resigned and worked as an attorney 1992-93. Chair of the Supreme Court Dec. 1994-Dec. 1996.

Chair of the Supreme Cassation Court since Dec. 1996.