I have been
licensed to practice law in Ohio since 1983. My major areas of practice involve
plaintiff personal injury, including car accidents, wrongful death, medical
malpractice, slip and falls (premises liability), and construction accidents. My
other areas of practice include workers compensation, criminal defense and general
I am licensed in
all Ohio courts and the Eastern District of Michigan in Federal Court. During
the past 20 years, I have acted as counsel or co-counsel in numerous cases in
other states, including California, Florida, Indiana, South Carolina, Michigan
and New York. I have been a lifelong resident of Ohio.
Born and raised in
Toledo, Ohio and graduated from Start High School in 1976. I attended Bowling
Green State University on a debate scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor of
Arts in Communication with a specialization in Political Science. After
college, I went directly to the University of Toledo College of Law and
graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1983. While in law school, my activities
included moot court participation and in the Prosecutor's clinic in Perrysburg,
Ohio. As a legal intern, I participated in numerous judge and jury trials
before becoming an attorney. I am also a member of the Toledo Bar Association,
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
I reside in rural
Bowling Green, Ohio with his wife and four children. His hobbies include
running and taking care of his dogs and horses.