He graduated cum laude in law in 1976 from La Sapienza University in Rome. His degree thesis concerned a constitutional law topic, namely government emergency orders.
He became a Judge on the 30th of June, 1979. He carried out judiciary functions in several courts of law: in particular, he was a magistrate in Avezzano, a labour court Judge in Rome, a Rome’s Trial Court Judge and a Judge of the Assize Court of Rome.
In December 2001 he was assigned to the Italian Supreme Court, carrying out tasks of Appellate Judge at the Office of Judgments’ Principles of the Supreme Court; in the meantime, he was assigned to the Fourth Criminal Division of the Supreme Court and, in March 2003, he was assigned to the First Civil Division of the Supreme Court in order to perform the judiciary functions of legality.
In July, 2006, he was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court. At the beginning, he was assigned to the First Civil Division of the Supreme Court and later, in September, 2008, he was assigned to the Second Civil Division of the Supreme Court.
From May, 2010, to the 10th of December, 2019, he was a member of the Supreme Court’s Civil Joint Chambers.
In October, 2016, he became President of Chamber of the Supreme Court, and on January 1st, 2018, he was appointed as Chief Judge of the Second Civil Division of the Supreme Court.
From July 2018 to July 2019, while keeping the role of Chief Judge of the Second Civil Division, he was given the office of Chief Judge of the Sixth Criminal Division’s panel of judges.
As a Supreme Court Judge, he delivered several opinions in various legal fields ranging from traditional civil law to civil procedure, from matters of jurisdiction to those of public market’s regulation, to ethically sensitive issues, to political rights.
From July, 2011, to 2016 he was a full member of the High Court of Public Waters.
From September, 1986, to February, 1987, he was placed outside the Judiciary’s workforce in order to be assigned to the secretariat of the Italian Judicial Council.
From March, 1987, to January, 2005, he was a study assistant to the Constitutional Judge, Professor Antonio Baldassarre and, at a later time, to Professor Carlo Mezzanotte.
In December, 2012, he was appointed as a member of the “National Election Office” for the parliamentary elections, which were held in February, 2013, and, in March, 2013, he was also a member of the “National Election Office” for the election of the European Parliament’s members chosen by Italy.
In December, 2017, he was appointed as President of the “National Election Office”, which was established in preparation for the March 2018 parliamentary elections.
By the 18th June 2020 decree, which was signed by the President of the Italian Republic, he was awarded the following prize: “Knight of the Grand Cross Order of Merit of the Italian Republic”.
He is co-author of the Italian code of civil procedure noted with case law published by Giuffrè publishing house.
Until 2019 he was in charge of summarizing the decisions of the Constitutional Court of Italy for the law journal “Giurisprudenza costituzionale”.
He is author of the commentary of Article 3 of the Italian Constitution within the legal work “Il diritto del lavoro”, first issue, Constitution, civil code and special laws, edited by G. Amoroso, V. Di Cerbo, A. Maresca.
He has cooperated with “Giovanni Treccani” Institute of Italian Encyclopedia by drafting several legal headings for the following Encyclopedias: “Piccola Treccani”, “Supplemento del Lessico Universale Italiano” and “Supplemento della Piccola Treccani”.
He is author of the law journal “Rassegna di giurisprudenza e dottrina sul codice civile” (2012), published by Giuffrè with regard to articles on ownership law.