Attorney Profile

Practice Areas: Criminal Law; Trials and Appeals; Juvenile Law: Divorce/Dissolution; DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving; Traffic Law; Municipal Law; Probate/Estates; Civil Litigation in all Courts.

College: Mount Union College, B.A., 1976, Magna Cum Laude

Law School: Cleveland State University, J.D., 1979

Admitted: 1979, State of Ohio (All Courts and Agencies); 1979, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1982, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court.

Approved by the Ohio Supreme Court pursuant to Rule 20 to be appointed as Lead Counsel in the defense of indigent defendants in capital murder cases.
Approved by the Ohio Supreme Court pursuant to Rule 48 to serve as a guardian ad litem to advocate in court for the children’s best interest.

Member: Guernsey County Bar Association (President, 1986-87); Ohio State Bar Association; Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Guernsey County Board MR/DD, 1981-85; East Guernsey Local School District Board of Education 1992-95, 2006-2013 (President, 2012); Rotary Club of Cambridge, Ohio 2005-Present (President, 2008-2009); Center United Methodist Church.

Reported Cases: State v. Drogi (1994), 96 Ohio App. 3d 466; Village of Pleasant City v. Ohio Dept. of Natl. Resources, Div. of Reclamation, (1993), 67 Ohio St. 3d 312; State, ex rel. Rolling Hills Local School Dist. Bd. of Edn. v. Brown (1992), 63 Ohio St. 3d 520; Steward v. State (1983), 8 Ohio App. 3d 297.
Unreported Cases: State v. Lake, 2003-Ohio-332 (7th Dist.); Brown v. Lehman, 01-LW-5314 (5th Dist.); City of Cambridge v. AFSCME, Ohio Council 8, 00-LW-1487 (5th Dist.); State v. Morse, 98-LW-4244 (5th Dist.); Village of Pleasant City v. Div. of Reclamation 92-LW-1694 (5th Dist.).

Recognitions: 1984 Daily Jeffersonian Person of the Year.

Born: Lorain, Ohio, March 22, 1954