Born in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in Portsmouth, Virginia I attended Woodrow Wilson High School and attended the University Of Richmond undergraduate school where I obtained a B.A. in English.
After completion of undergraduate school I attended the University Of Richmond School Of Law where I obtained a J.D. degree in 1968.
After attending law school I returned to Portsmouth to begin the practices of law with my father, David R. Levin, who began practicing law in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1932 and to raise a family.