1. What does this past Kansas debater look like now?
2. What does this ex-debater now do for a living?
Since 1977, Joel has been a trial lawyer. He currently works for Husch & Eppenberger LLC.
2017 Update: personal webpage.
3. Has this former debater been "in the news"?
Well, I found an entertainment monthly magazine that noted that Joel is "more than just a 'nice Jewish boy from Johnson County' - his choice of words."
According to a July 7, 2004, article in the Daily Record and the Kansas City Daily News-Press, Joel spoke at the KCLSA meeting. That's the Kansas City Legal Secretaries Association.
4. What else do we know?
Joel has authored a number of legal thrillers. The latest is Deadlocked.
Apparently, this sideline provides opportunities to travel and appear at conferences. After all, the first run printing of his second book was 120,000 copies (!).