At Home in the Miami Valley
Although I wasn’t born or raised in the Miami Valley, I consider it my home. I’ve lived in the Dayton area since 1988, and have practiced law here since 1991. My roots are firmly planted here, and I am well known and respected by my peers, colleagues and clients. After all of these years, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Go Flyers!
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, with a minor in history, from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. I received my Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) from the University of Dayton School of Law. While attending law school, I received the American Jurisprudence Award.
In 1991, I established my legal practice here in the Dayton area and began representing clients with a wide range of legal problems. Since then, I’ve continuously served and defended clients throughout the Miami Valley from my office in Downtown Dayton. Over the years, I’ve narrowed my practice to four areas: Criminal Defense, OVI Defense, Divorce and Personal Injury. I have handled numerous high profile cases, and I’ve had certain cases published as precedent and gain the attention of national news media.
In addition to my private law practice, from 1992 until 1999, I served as a Magistrate for the Montgomery County, Common Pleas Court, Probate Division, for The Honorable George Gounaris.
I have been practicing law for over 30 years, and I certainly have the experience and success that you need. I truly enjoy my profession! Call me anytime for a free consultation and affordable fees.
Memberships and Organizations
- Ohio State Bar Association
- Dayton Bar Association
- Miami Valley Trial Lawyers Association
- Ohio Super Lawyers
- K of C (3rd Degree)
Honors and Recognition
During my career, I’ve received rewards and recognition for my dedication and contribution to the practice of law, and I am very proud that I received the prestigious National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Award for the State of Ohio; that I was invited into the prestigious National Trial Lawyers Top 100; that I received the Appointed Counsel Award from the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court; that I am rated “Superb” by AVVO.com which is the highest rating for lawyers; that I am rated “Distinguished” by Martindale Hubbell; that I was listed in Who’s Who in American Law; and for being rated “A+” by the BBB.
I’m in good standing with and licensed to practice law in the following courts:
- The Supreme Court of Ohio
- United States Federal Court (Southern District of Ohio)
- United States Federal Court of Appeals (6th Appellate Circuit)
- Common Pleas Courts (All Counties and All Divisions in Ohio)
- Appellate Courts (All Districts in Ohio)
- Municipal Courts (All Municipalities and Cities in Ohio)
- Mayors” Courts (All Cities in Ohio)